NASCAR investigating Bowyer spin

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 08, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 05: Clint Bowyer drives the #33 Cheerios Chevrolet during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 5, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
NASCAR is reviewing evidence to determine if Michael Waltrip Racing attempted to manipulate the outcome of race that set the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field. NASCAR President Mike Helton told The Associated Press before Sunday's Truck Series race at Iowa that race control did not believe Clint Bowyer's spin with seven laps remaining at Richmond was suspicious. It brought out a caution with Ryan Newman leading Saturday night and poised to claim the final berth in the 12-driver Chase field. That set in motion a chain of events leading to Bowyer's teammate Martin Truex Jr. earning the final berth and Newman losing both the race and a spot in the Chase. An ESPN replay that included communication between Bowyer and his team implied the spin was deliberate. Helton says NASCAR will look for evidence of wrongdoing.
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