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Clint Bowyer's spin to bring out a caution with 9 laps to go at Richmond changed the entire season for several drivers, and some think he did it intentionally. In the last race before the Chase begins next week, several teams were fighting for the last few spots. Jeff Gordon had rallied from two laps down to 8th place and had a two point lead on Joey Logano for the 10th and final points position. Ryan Newman had to win to top Martin Truex Jr to take the last wild card spot. He had charged to the front and appeared to have the race won. Truex needed help if he was going to make it in, and he got it from his teammate. Bowyer's spin brought out the caution and everything changed. All the leaders came into the pits, and with a variety of pit strategies and a poor pit stop from Newman's team, Newman came out fifth. The caution also allowed Logano to make up ground on a few cars he had no chance to pass otherwise. With three laps to go, Carl Edwards charged to the lea...
4 Comments:
  • This was blatant cheating and unless NASCAR remedies the situation the whole Sprint Cup Chase will be tainted.

    This was a clear and unmistakable attempt to influence the championship of a major professional sport. This is the NASCAR equivalent of the Black Sox World Series scandal. The punishments should fit the magnitude of this offense.

    Bowyer should be fined and suspended for the remainder of the season. He should be stripped of his 2013 Chase berth as being unworthy of championship consideration. He should also be barred from ever being considered for the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

    Michael Waltrip Racing, which had a major fine for cheating in 2007, should be fined, should have Truex removed from the Chase field and have its teams barred from the Sprint Cup Chase for two years. Any MWR employee involved in urging Bowyer to spin his car should be suspended for a year and should be barred from Hall of Fame consideration.

    The two MWR vacated spots in the Chase field should be given to Newman and Gordon who would in all likelihood have secured berths. Removing the two MWR cars would not penalize Logano who won a spot through no fault of his own.

    NASCAR claims to be a big time sport. Let's see if it acts like it in response to this obvious attempt to unfairly influence its championship.
  • I think clint boyer should get a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. Even Dale Jr noticed suspicion the way he was driving.boyer had nothin to worry about he was locked in the Chase.if nascar does nothing about this who knows what will happen in the future
  • Boyer should be out of the Chase, he like his team and owner are cheaters and caught, fined again. NASCAR got it partially right but they didn't touch Boyer... Sad day must be the new people hired from the WWF working at MWR.
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