With his No. 15 Toyota still smoking, Clint Bowyer sprinted from his car to the garage to confront Jeff Gordon, who dumped him with two laps remaining in Sunday's Advocare 500.
Bowyer's team already was involved in a brawl before the driver attempted to run up into Gordon's No. 24 hauler, but was held back by NASCAR officials and other team members.
The incident stemmed from contact between Bowyer and Gordon on Lap 305 when the No. 15 slid up into Gordon's No. 24 while both drivers were battling for fifth place.
Gordon limped around the track for several laps before taking out Bowyer and collecting Joey Logano directly in front of Brad Keselowski, who took the points lead with his run at Phoenix International Raceway.
"We got used up by Clint several times this year, and enough is enough," Gordon's crew chief Alan Gustafson said. "If you're going to mess with the bull, you're going to get the horns.
"That's just ridiculous that a champion would act like that," Bowyer's team own...