EMPORIA, Kan. -

NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer cruised through his hometown prior to Saturday's race at Kansas Speedway.

Emporia native Clint Bowyer never forgets where he comes from.

The Kansas native NASCAR driver took time to speak with students at Emporia High School on Wednesday.

Bowyer plans to race in the upcoming NASCAR Kansas race.

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