Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Dale Jr. (or even Junior if you will) said “this isn’t the first time it’s happened,” in reference to Michael Waltrip Racing trying to manipulate a race. “I don’t think we need to beat on Clint (Bowyer) and MWR too much because it’s been done before,” Dale Jr. said in Chicago at NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Media Day this afternoon. Dale Jr. was answering questions from reporters on Saturday night and Clint Bowyer’s “accidental” spin out. After Bowyer spun out, NASCAR threw a caution and race leader Ryan Newman lost his lead after pitting. There were a few other hijinks surrounding all of this, but I’m not going to get into any more detail because it’s what everyone in the auto racing world has been talking about all week. So you know what happened. Dale Jr. on NASCAR drivers creating cautions to alter the race, and how it’s done: “It doesn’t happen every race, and maybe not every year, it’s a bit of a product of the Chase. The idea of doing that is
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