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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer docked 50 Championship points

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:08:24 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer was docked 50 Championship driver points for his actions at the end of the race at Richmond International Raceway. MWR was fined $300,000 and all three team drivers were docked 50 points. In addition, the three crew chiefs, Brian Pattie (Bowyer), Scott Miller (No. 55) and Chad Johnston (No. 56) were placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

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Stewart-Haas Racing | Ryan Newman in Chase after NASCAR penalties

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:07:43 -0700

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman has made the Chase, after NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing $300,000 and docked each driver on the team 50 points. Martin Truex Jr. had previously been determined to have made the Chase, beating out Newman on a tiebreaker, but it was determined that MWR driver Clint Bowyer intentionally spun his tires on a restart to help his teammate, violating Section 12-4 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing).

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Martin Truex Jr. out of Chase

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:59:10 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing was fined $300,000 by NASCAR, and all three drivers were docked 50 points. That means Martin Truex Jr. is out of the Chase, and Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman is in. The penalties and fine were a result of what was determined to be an intentional spin on a restart by teammate Clint Bowyer.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer blows engine while leading

Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:57:47 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer blew an engine on Lap 192 of the Advocare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday, Sept. 1, while he was leading the race. He was on the verge of taking the series points lead from Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson until the incident.

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Hendrick | Jeff Gordon penalized 25 points

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:51:15 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon was fined $100,000 and docked 25 points and put on probation for the rest of the season for intentionally crashing Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer in the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend. "I take responsibility for my actions on the racetrack," Gordon said in a statement. "I accept NASCAR's decision and look forward to ending the season on a high note at Homestead." Bowyer finished in 28th place, eliminating him championship contention with only one race left. Also, owner Rick Hendrick was docked 25 owner points and crew chief Alan Gustafson was placed on probation for the rest of the season. Bowyer's crew chief, Brian Pattie, was fined $25,000 and put on probation through Dec. 31. Gordon's loss of points dropped him to 11th in the standings.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer wins at Charlotte

Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:59:15 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday, Oct. 13. It was his first win of the Chase for the Sprint Cup and his career-best third win of the season. Bowyer moved up to fourth in the Cup standings, only 28 points behind Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer to have new spotter

Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:25:47 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer will have a new spotter in the first race of the Chase at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, Sept. 16. Brett Griffin is replacing general manager Ty Norris as Bowyer's spotter. Griffin is also the spotter for Michael Waltrip Racing driver Elliott Sadler in the Nationwide Series.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer wins at Richmond

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:13:08 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, Sept. 8.

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NASCAR | Nine drivers locked into Chase

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:54:32 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick are the nine drivers that have clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart and Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne are in the 10th and 11th spots currently. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano are fighting for the final playoff spot.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer wins at Sonoma

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 09:13:27 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Cup race at Sonoma Sunday, June 24, for his first victory for the team. He led 71 of the 112 laps during the race.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Brian Pattie joins team

Tue, 06 Dec 2011 08:53:22 -0800

Michael Waltrip Racing officially announced Tuesday, Dec. 6, that they have hired crew chief Brian Pattie to serve as the crew chief for driver Clint Bowyer in the 2012 Sprint Cup season. Pattie was serving as the crew chief for Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Brian Pattie to join team

Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:12:57 -0800

Free-agent crew chief Brian Pattie (Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing) is reportedly joining Michael Waltrip Racing to be the crew chief for driver Clint Bowyer in 2012.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer wins at Talladega

Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:51:09 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer won the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Oct. 23, for his first victory of the season and the 100th career Cup victor for RCR.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer on board

Mon, 10 Oct 2011 08:48:32 -0700

Michael Waltrip Racing announced Friday, Oct. 7, that they have signed Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer to a three-year deal to drive the No. 15 Toyota in the Sprint Cup Series beginning next season. Bowyer will be sponsored by 5-hour Energy for 24 races starting with the Daytona 500.

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer likely to join team

Mon, 03 Oct 2011 09:45:52 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer is expected to be introduced as the newest team member with Michael Waltrip Racing Friday, Oct. 7. Bowyer is in the process of finalizing his contract with the team to drive in the Sprint Cup Series starting next season.

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Richard Childress Racing | Not giving up on Clint Bowyer

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 09:06:31 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer hasn't given up on having driver Clint Bowyer return as the team's fourth driver in the Sprint Cup Series next season. "Honestly, we're still trying today," owner Richard Childress said. "We both agreed if an opportunity comes for him he needs to take it. But yes, we're still trying to put something together this week and last week."

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Michael Waltrip Racing | Clint Bowyer close to joining team

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 08:49:20 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer is in serious contract negotiations with Michael Waltrip Racing for a Sprint Cup ride in 2012. A deal with the team could be finalized within a week.

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Richard Petty | Withdraws offer to Clint Bowyer

Wed, 14 Sep 2011 08:56:51 -0700

Richard Petty Motorsports has withdrawn their offer to Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer for the 2012 Sprint Cup season. Joe Gibbs Racing and Roush Fenway Racing have also shown interest in Bowyer, who will be a free agent after this year.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer unlikely to return

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 08:47:37 -0700

The chances of Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer returning to the team next year seem to be fading by the day. "You know, we've tried and we've really worked really hard to put the deal together to keep Clint," owner Richard Childress said. "It's not 100 percent off the table, but it's getting tougher and tougher as the day goes by. Clint's got a couple of really good opportunities there facing him. We just, for us, it just didn't seem that we could get everything worked out." Bowyer has been seeking a three-year extension.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer weighing multiple offers

Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:01:26 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer is hoping to re-sign with the team, but he is also weighing multiple offers from other teams. Richard Childress Racing was supposed to have Bowyer already locked up, and the issue seems to be with Bowyer refusing to take a pay cut.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer closing in on extension

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:15:51 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer and owner Richard Childress said Friday, July 29, that they are close to reaching a contract extension.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes sixth at Richmond

Mon, 02 May 2011 08:47:12 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished sixth in the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, April 30.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer making progress toward extension

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 08:41:31 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer said he and the team are making positive progress toward ironing out a new contract extension. The team signed driver Jeff Burton to an extension last week. Bowyer has compiled four straight top-10 finishes in the Sprint Cup series, vaulting himself from 24th to 10th in the points standings.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes second at Talladega

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 08:52:07 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished second in the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, April 17, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes second at Texas

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 08:54:23 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished second in the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, April 9, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes ninth at Martinsville

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 09:03:57 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished ninth in the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, April 3, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes seventh at Bristol

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:07:12 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished seventh in the Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 27, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes 35th at Bristol

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:32:32 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished 35th in the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes 15th at Las Vegas

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:52:55 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished 15th in the Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 6, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes 27th at Phoenix

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:32:31 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished 27th in the Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Feb. 27, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes 17th at Daytona

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 11:02:18 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished 17th in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer to start sixth at Daytona

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:28:43 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer will start sixth in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Petty | Could go after Danica Patrick

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:35:17 -0800

Richard Petty Motorsports could target driver Danica Patrick for a Sprint Cup ride in 2012, according to FOXSports.com. Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer could be another option to join the team.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes 12th at Homestead-Miami

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 10:36:39 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished 12th in the Sprint Cup Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday, Nov. 21, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes 21st at Phoenix

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 10:28:36 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished 21st in the Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Nov. 14, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes seventh at Texas

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 10:42:11 -0800

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished seventh in the Sprint Cup AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, Nov. 7, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Shane Wilson returning this weekend

Thu, 04 Nov 2010 09:41:38 -0700

Richard Childress Racing crew chief Shane Wilson, the crew chief for driver Clint Bowyer, will return for the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend after serving a four-race suspension, according to SceneDaily.com's Bob Pockrass.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer wins at Talladega

Sun, 31 Oct 2010 14:40:30 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer picked up the win in the Amp Energy Juice 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Oct. 31, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes 38th at Martinsville

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:01:59 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished 38th in the Sprint Cup Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, Oct. 24, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Crew members swapped for Martinsville

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 10:28:26 -0700

Richard Childress Racing moved seven over-the-wall crew members from driver Clint Bowyer's team to driver Kevin Harvick's for the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway this weekend, according to USA Today's Nate Ryan.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes 17th at Charlotte

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:34:00 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished 17th in the Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday, Oct. 16, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes second in California

Mon, 11 Oct 2010 10:20:14 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished second in the Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in California Sunday, Oct. 10, according to The Associated Press. It was Bowyer's first race without his suspended crew chief Shane Wilson. Crew chief Scott Miller is serving as the interim crew chief. Bowyer is still 12th in points and 247 points off the lead.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes 15th at Kansas

Mon, 04 Oct 2010 12:52:01 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished 15th in the Sprint Cup Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Oct. 3, according to NASCAR.com.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer loses appeal

Wed, 29 Sep 2010 18:31:10 -0700

Richard Childress Racing and driver Clint Bowyer were denied their appeal Wednesday, Sept. 29, of the penalty that has taken the team out of Chase contention, according to ESPN.com's David Newton. Bowyer and the team were penalized 150 points. The team will make a final appeal that is expected to be heard before the next Cup race Sunday, Oct. 1.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer finishes 25th at Dover

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:31:27 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer finished 25th in the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway Sunday, Sept. 26, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer's appeal being heard Wednesday

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:12:34 -0700

Richard Childress Racing and driver Clint Bowyer's appeal of their illegal car will be heard by NASCAR Wednesday, Sept. 29, according to The Associated Press.

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Richard Childress Racing | Shane Wilson to remain with team

Fri, 24 Sep 2010 10:16:55 -0700

Richard Childress Racing crew chief Shane Wilson, the crew chief for driver Clint Bowyer, will remain the crew chief while the team appeals their suspension, according to ESPN.com's David Newton. NASCAR is expected to hear the team's appeal next week. Wilson was suspended six weeks and fined $150,000.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer to appeal penalties

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:04:48 -0700

Richard Childress Racing and driver Clint Bowyer plan on appealing their penalties after their race-winning car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway failed an inspection, according to ESPN.com's David Newton. The team was docked 150 owner points.

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Richard Childress Racing | Clint Bowyer and team penalized

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:18:49 -0700

Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer and the team have been docked 150 championship driver and owner points after the No. 33 car was found to be in violation of several rules following their Sprint Cup victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last weekend, according to NASCAR.com. In addition, crew chief Shane Wilson has been fined $150,000 and suspended from the next six Cup events. He has been placed on probation until Dec. 31. Car chief Chad Haney received the same punishment. The penalty drops Bowyer from second to 12th in the Chase for the Sprint Cup standings, according to SceneDaily.com's Bob Pockrass. He will be 185 points behind the leader.

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Richard Childress Racing | NASCAR taking closer look at Clint Bowyer's car

Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:57:58 -0700

NASCAR is taking a closer look at Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer's race-winning car from the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last weekend, according to The Associated Press. The No. 33 Chevrolet passed an initial inspection after the race Sunday, Sept. 19, but NASCAR found issues with the car in a more thorough inspection.

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