No matter what happens, you don't retaliate with race cars. I said it for years as a crew chief and now for 12 years as a broadcaster.
Well, Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Jeff Gordon did just that.
What started out as a personal vendetta against Clint Bowyer affected more than the two of them. I realize that was not the first incident between them when they initially made contact Sunday.
There was an incident at Martinsville in the spring where Bowyer went three wide, took Gordon out, took Jimmie Johnson out, and cost him a win. There have been other situations between them as well. But Sunday it went to a new level.
What was a personal vendetta between two guys, between two human beings, ended up affecting multitude of people. It affected Joey Logano's day because he was also caught up in the crash when Gordon hit Bowyer. Here's a guy trying to finish his stint at Joe Gibbs Racing with a pretty solid 10 races in the Chase, looking at another top-10 finish here today ...