Clint Bowyer is one of the most adored and loved professionals in the world of car racing. Competing in a host of different series and racing events has seen his popularity go on a steady rise over the past few years. Now, let’s introduce you to the veteran car racer – here’s how much we know about this speed whiz.
Clint Bowyer Bio (Age)
Clint Bowyer was born in Emporia Kansas on May 30, 1979. Since he was just a kid, he had the passion for racing and started practising car racing when he was just 5 years old. Motocross was his arena and he went on to conquer it with as many as 200 wins along with championships in the 8 years that followed.
In 1996, he began at the famous point Thunderhill Speedway located in the city of Mayetta, Kansas, racing street stocks. Over time, he was able to win the Modified Championship in 2000 after which he went professional in 2004 when he started out with NASCAR.
Clint’s professional break came in 2003 when he finished in 2nd place while racing for Nashville Superspeedway. Car owner Richard Childress offered him a job and he has pushed on ever since. In 2007, Clint won his first race at Sylvana 300 in 2007. Currently, he is a professional stock car race driver and has participated in a host of different series during his career; Busch Series, Xfinity Series, ARCA Remax Series and more.
Aside from his car racing career, Clint Bowyer is also a television personality in his own right, having appeared on episodes of popular television series A&E’s Duck Dynasty. He has also co-hosted episodes of the popular television show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Sports and television have put Clint Bowyer under the spotlight and he has replied with his charitable work. He has also been a guest star on two episodes of Inside NASCAR.
The first annual Clint Bowyer Charity Golf Event was held in Emporia, it helped raise $160,000 for the Emporia Community foundation. Clint also raised money to build a community center able to host a variety of events held in Emporia. The center was dedicated on March 12, 2012. He has a real love for his roots and via interviews, he revealed that he is a fan of the Kansas City Royals Baseball Team and the Kansas City Chiefs Football Team.
Clint tied the knot in 2014, he got married to Lorra Podsiadlo. The race driver proposed to his then-girlfriend while the pair were in bed. He had woken her up, pissed her off and said he had something she might want to see. When she rolled over, he popped the question.
The couple was wedded in the Bahamas in April 2014. A few weeks after their union, they announced that they were expecting a child and on October 1, 2014, their son, Cash Aaron Bowyer was born. The couple would still go on to add a new face to the family when on June 15, 201 they revealed that they were expecting a second child. By December 9, 2016, Lorra Bowyer gave birth to a baby girl, Presley Elizabeth.
Aside from his own beautiful family, Clint Bowyer also has siblings as well. Two brothers – Andy and Casey Bowyer. His parents, Jana and Chris Bowyer have played a big part in his success story, given that he began racing at a young age and would have needed their support and consent.
Car racing has projected Clint Bowyer to the globe and he has been able to rack up an impressive net worth through it. Currently competing full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, he drives the No. 14 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing. Prior to his Stewart-Haas days, he drove for Richard Childress Racing for eight years, Michael Waltrip Racing for four years and HScott Motorsports for a year.
Over the course of his racing career, Clint has won the 2002 NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Midwest Division, 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series, 2011 Prelude to the Dream and 2014, 2015, 2017 Sprint Showdown. He has driven in over 650 races, posting a combined total of 20 wins, 314 top ten finishes, and 13 poles. His estimated net worth is put at a staggering $30 million.
Clint Bowyer is blessed with a physique typical of athletes, he stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83 meters) His whole body weighs a healthy 73 kg.