The 34-year old driver from Emporia in Kansas has been in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since 2007 and in all that time he only managed to finish top three once in 2009 at the Crown Royal Presents: The Samuel Deeds 400 presented by Dodge where he finished second behind Kyle Busch. It was also with Michael Walt Racing (MWR) back then.
Bowyer started racing at the age of 10 in go-kart races. His career began to take off when he won the World Karting Association championship in 1998. The next step was the ASA Late Model Series where Bowyer finished 9th overall, winning Rookie of the Year back in 1999. He continued his winning spree by claiming the ASA Late Model Championship one year later. And then it was time for Busch Series where he competed for three years before moving up to Sprint Cup Series.
Bowyer went through two different teams before joining RAB Racing in 2003 where he stayed until 2005 when he moved up to join Michael Walt
After winning the Sprint Cup Championship in 2011 he retired from racing to take up an analyst position for Fox Sports 1 after retiring from racing
His career started when he raced go-karts as a child before moving onto sprint cars then into stock car racing where he spent most of his time driving for Richard Childress Racing until 2009 when they cut him due to lack of success.
He moved onto the MWR before finally joining
RAB Racing Team for his Sprint Cup Series debut. Bowyer won once during his years with MWR in 2009 at the Crown Royal Presents The Samuel Deeds 400 presented by Dodge, outrunning Kyle Busch in the controversial final few laps of the race. He has 48 top-ten finishes in his career so far and has three pole positions to his name. His average starting spot is 20th place while he currently ranks 21st in drivers’ standings this year after not racing last week due to an injury.
Bowyer was involved in an accident early on after Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 when Jimmie Johnson ran into him. Bowyer had taken evasive action when Carl Edwards slowed to avoid a collision with Juan Pablo Montoya. Johnson was right behind Bowyer and could not stop in time, sending the No. 14 car into the wall.
Like fellow NASCAR drivers Trevor Bayne Robbie Gordon, Jad Allton, Ron Hornaday Jr., Bobby Labonte, Robby Gordon, Kyle Petty, Jimmie Johnson Brad Keselowski, and Carl Edwards Bowyer has his clothing line known as Hawkeye Trading Company which is sold exclusively at Riddle’s Jewelry stores in Iowa. He also signed a deal with JEGS Automotive in 2006 where he will appear in adverts for their company while they will handle all of his business affairs off track.
From there he moved to Red Bull Racing but again found himself without any luck which led him to drive for Michael Waltrip Racing until 2010 when that team also dropped him.
How much is Clint Bowyer’s worth?
It is estimated to be around $2,000,000, we say “estimated” because this NASCAR driver hasn’t released his actual net worth. Bowyer’s salary is $1,000,000 per year and he recently signed a new contract in 2010 for $44,000,000 over the next five years. That means we can expect to see his stock rise even higher when that deal expires.
Bowyer currently lives in Huntersville, North Carolina, and has a gravel pit near his home for dumping RVs and boats. He also enjoys four-wheeling, fishing, and playing with his dogs. He is married to Lorra (nee Cox) since 1997 and together they have two children Gunner Lee Bowyer (born 2004) and Cash Colton Bowyer (born 2006).