Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/18/14

LOUDON, NH - SEPTEMBER 18: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 18, 2009 in Loudon, New Hampshire (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)
For Clint Bowyer, it's a small world after all. Although Bowyer promised to bring his redneck ways for his debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, ultimately, the Emporia, Kan. native decided to leave his cowboy boots in the motorcoach during his first stint for AF Waltrip Racing. And it didn't take the Rolex rookie long to learn a valuable lesson when he entered the pits in the No. 56-GT. "I guess I hit the kill button or something getting in and obviously couldn't get going so we lost a lot of track position there," said Bowyer, who dropped to 26th in the process. "I'm super bummed out about that. The biggest thing is just getting used to the car and getting to know the car. Man, it's hard to be consistent out there. You can't ever get a clean lap, and then about the time you do, you'll go in the chicane, and there'll be dirt everywhere -- you kind of revisit your dirt-track experience -- and then you're back to dodging . . . there's some debris out there. I think there's trunk lids ...
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