Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/11/12

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet, stands on pit road after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR)
FORT WORTH, Texas While five time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson spent his Sprint Cup Chase promotional time in the bright lights and big city of New York, Clint Bowyer was perfectly content to spend his at Texas Motor Speedway. It's the kind of under-the-radar approach that Bowyer and his Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. have used all year. It's also an approach that has helped net the two MWR teammates the organization's first-ever spots in the Chase. If Bowyer, who enters the Chase as the No. 6 seed, keeps rolling like he is now, there's no chance the No. 15 5-hour Energy Toyota will sneak up on anyone. "It's a bonus for us," Bowyer said. "I don't have to go to New York, like Jimmie Johnson does, and explain to the whole world how he's going to get back on top on top of the world and win his sixth championship. All I have to do is win my first." It's not out of the realm of possibility that it happens for Bowyer this year. Bowyer, who was at TMS Tue...
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