2009 Nascar Preview The Boys are Back in Town : Page 78

TRADING POST CLASSIFIEDS & BARGAIN MART CLASSIFIEDS NASCAR PREVIEW 2009 PAGE 79 NEW HAMPSHIRE 2008 www.NASCAR.com CLINT BOWYER Birthday: May 30, 1979 Hometown: Emporia, Kan. 2008 -- Finished fifth in series points. ... Won Richmond spring race. ... At season's second Richmond event, secured berth in the Chase by finishing 12th. ... Posted top-10 finishes in half of Chase's 10 races. ... Finished with no DNFs for second consec- utive season. 2007 -- Finished third in series points. ... Started from the pole and got first series victory to lead off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, at New Hampshire, to move from 12th to fourth in Chase standings. Led 222 of 300 laps. ... Moved into third in the Chase after a runner-up finish at Kansas, the Chase's third race, and retained that spot the remainder of the season. ... First pole in the series came at Darlington. 2006 -- Finished 17th in series points, in first full NASCAR Sprint Cup season. ... Started year with impressive sixth-place finish in Daytona 500. ... Was in the top 10 in series points for first four weeks of the season. ... Got first top-five finish (fifth) at Phoenix spring race. ... Qualified on the outside pole for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 2005 -- Finished 69th in series points, having run one race, at Phoenix in April, where he started 25th and finished 22nd. ... Amid a runner-up season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, announced plans in October for a move into NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2006. PREVIOUS RACING HISTORY Competed full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2004 and '05, finishing as series runner-up in '05. ... Raced in NASCAR Midwest Series in 2003. ... Won NASCAR Weekly Series Midwest Region championship in 2002. ... Also won two NASCAR Dodge Weekly track titles in 2002. ... Began racing at the age of 5; raced motocross for nine years with more than 200 wins. NOTEWORTHY Bowyer caught the eye of legendary car owner Richard Childress following a 2003 ARCA race at Nashville where he finished second. After that race, Childress tracked down Bowyer, who was at a fabrication shop in his hometown of Emporia, Kan. When told that someone from RCR was on the phone, wanting to talk about hiring him, Bowyer almost didn't take the call, thinking that someone was pulling a practical joke. ... Bowyer is a huge Elvis Presley fan; one of his main off- track highlights of 2005 was meeting Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race weekend in Memphis. ... Bowyer's favorite sports teams to follow are University of Kansas basketball and the Kansas City Chiefs. 2009 Heartland Sundance Why did NASCAR switch from white letter tires to yellow letter tires? www.wsirv.com 423-639-2222 For Current Inventory & Specials Please Visit Our Website 2009 Forest River Salem RICHMOND 2008 423-639-2222 • 888-941-3717 Greenville, TN SALES, SERVICE & PARTS

Clint Bowyer

Birthday: May 30, 1979 <br /> Hometown: Emporia, Kan.<br /> <br /> 2008 -- Finished fifth in series points. ... Won Richmond spring race. ... At season's second Richmond event, secured berth in the Chase by finishing 12th. ... Posted top-10 finishes in half of Chase's 10 races. ... Finished with no DNFs for second consecutive season.<br /> <br /> 2007 -- Finished third in series points. ... Started from the pole and got first series victory to lead off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, at New Hampshire, to move from 12th to fourth in Chase standings. Led 222 of 300 laps. ... Moved into third in the Chase after a runner-up finish at Kansas, the Chase's third race, and retained that spot the remainder of the season. ... First pole in the series came at Darlington.<br /> <br /> 2006 -- Finished 17th in series points, in first full NASCAR Sprint Cup season. ... Started year with impressive sixth-place finish in Daytona 500. ... Was in the top 10 in series points for first four weeks of the season. ... Got first top-five finish (fifth) at Phoenix spring race. ... Qualified on the outside pole for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.<br /> <br /> 2005 -- Finished 69th in series points, having run one race, at Phoenix in April, where he started 25th and finished 22nd. ... Amid a runner-up season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, announced plans in October for a move into NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2006.<br /> <br /> PREVIOUS RACING HISTORY <br /> <br /> Competed full time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2004 and '05, finishing as series runner-up in '05. ... Raced in NASCAR Midwest Series in 2003. ... Won NASCAR Weekly Series Midwest Region championship in 2002. ... Also won two NASCAR Dodge Weekly track titles in 2002. ... Began racing at the age of 5; raced motocross for nine years with more than 200 wins.<br /> <br /> NOTEWORTHY <br /> <br /> Bowyer caught the eye of legendary car owner Richard Childress following a 2003 ARCA race at Nashville where he finished second. After that race, Childress tracked down Bowyer, who was at a fabrication shop in his hometown of Emporia, Kan. When told that someone from RCR was on the phone, wanting to talk about hiring him, Bowyer almost didn't take the call, thinking that someone was pulling a practical joke. ... Bowyer is a huge Elvis Presley fan; one of his main offtrack highlights of 2005 was meeting Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race weekend in Memphis. ... Bowyer's favorite sports teams to follow are University of Kansas basketball and the Kansas City Chiefs.<br />

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