Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/6/14

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JANUARY 16: Clint Bowyer speaks with the media during NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway on January 16, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images)
Clint Bowyer spun out on “accident” last Saturday night at Richmond during the final regular season race on NASCAR’s calendar, and that “accident” is at the center of controversy heading into this weekend’s GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Because Clint Bowyer spun out, the accident triggered a chain of events that resulted in his teammate at Michael Waltrip Racing, Martin Truex Jr., earning one of two wild card spots in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Please don’t ask me to recount what happened after Clint Bowyer’s alleged spin out. I tried reading up on it, but I’m more confused now than I was before. Suffice it to say, Clint Bowyer may be in a whole heap of trouble for what he did. And that begs the questions: Will Clint Bowyer be penalized for what some television pundits think was no accident? Will Michael Waltrip Racing be penalized as well? And will NASCAR’s brass revoke Martin Truex Jr.’s ticket to the Chase, which begins Sunday with the first
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