Bowyer's first win has Emporia -- and most of Kansas -- buzzing
Getting pinned by a girl -- a girl -- at an early age was the best thing that ever happened to Clint Bowyer. Otherwise, he wouldn't be where he is today -- fresh off his first Cup win and a legitimate threat to win it all, writes David Newton.
Right place, right time
Bowyer leaned against a counter in the back of his No. 07 RCR hauler, autographing a collection of items laid out by his public relations department.
Steam rose from the track at Dover International as the elder Bowyer watched a sudden thunderstorm postpone practice at the 1-mile track last week.
Dirt to pavement
Jeff Cassoday had spent the previous year working with O'Neal when he heard Bowyer wanted to make the transition from dirt to pavement at I-70 Speedway about 30 miles northeast of Kansas City.
Bowyer's mother was in the stands at New Hampshire, sitting with the fans as she normally does instead of in the pit box as many Cup parents do.
No lottery winner
Gay hoped one of the lottery tickets she bought from a local group in Emporia would be drawn for tickets to Sunday's race.