AVONDALE, Ariz. -- With his No. 15 Toyota still smoking, Clint Bowyer sprinted from his car to the garage to confront Jeff Gordon, who had dumped him with two laps remaining in Sundays Advocare 500.
Bowyers team already was involved in a brawl before the driver even attempted to run up into Gordons 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.
"Things just got escalated over the year, and I'd just had it," Gordon said after his meeting with NASCAR. "Clint has run into me numerous times, wrecked me, and he got into me on the back straightaway and pretty much ruined our day. I've had it, fed up with it and I got him back."
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...