Clinton Edward Bowyer (born May 30, 1979) is an American former professional stock car racing driver and commentator for NASCAR on Fox.

He competed in the NASCAR Cup Series from 2005 to 2020, driving for Richard Childress Racing for eight years, Michael Waltrip Racing for four years, HScott Motorsports for one year, and Stewart-Haas Racing for four years

Bowyer began racing at the age of five in motocross. He went on to capture over 200 wins and numerous championships over the next eight years. In 1996, he began racing street stocks at Thunderhill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas, and won the Modified championship there in 2000

In 2004, Bowyer began by finishing eighth in the ARCA Re/Max Series race at Daytona in the No. 7 Chevrolet for Scott Traylor. In 2004, Bowyer began running in the Busch Series for Childress, sharing seat time in the No. 21 Reese's -sponsored Chevrolet with Kevin Harvick.

Mr. Bowyer, now a Fox Sports analyst, called 911 and showed no sign of impairment after striking a woman with his car on a Missouri highway on June 5, the authorities said.

Clint Bowyer, a Fox Sports analyst and former NASCAR Cup Series driver, was involved in a car accident in Missouri last week in which he struck and killed a woman who was walking on a highway,

Mr. Bowyer, 43, “immediately hit his brakes” and called 911 after striking the woman while driving on a divided U.S. highway in Lake Ozark, Mo., just before 9 p.m. on June 5, according to a police crash report.

According to a Lake Ozark (Missouri) Police Department crash report obtained by USA TODAY Sports, the accident happened on June 5 near Osage Beach, Missouri. Bowyer was heading westbound on U.S. 54 and approaching State Highway 242 when he hit a woman walking on the highway ramp.

"Anyone that knows me, knows that family is everything to me. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Ms. Simmons. This is a very difficult time for my family and I, please respect our privacy as we move forward," Bowyer said in a statement released to Fox4 in Kansas City.

Bowyer was not broadcasting last Sunday's race at Sonoma Raceway in California and the crash happened hours after Bowyer completed work on Fox's telecast of the Enjoy Illinois 300 at the World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, just outside of St. Louis.