Honestly, as much as people wanted to build up the storyline that Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer were not done with each other after their altercation at Phoenix, with NASCAR coming down on them a little bit this week it seemed clear it would not continue at Homestead.
At Phoenix, the two had contact on the track then Gordon retaliated and sparked a wreck that took out himself, Bowyer and Joey Logano. Bowyer's crew then continued the confrontation with Gordon in the garage and Bowyer himself headed to Gordon's transporter on foot before being turned away by officials. Both then were invited for a chat with NASCAR officials.
Last week, NASCAR not only came down on Jeff Gordon with a fine, but probably had some serious conversations with Jeff, with team owner Rick Hendrick, with Clint, with team owner Michael Waltrip, ensuring that all of that would stay in Phoenix because these guys still had a strong task at hand.
Obviously, Jeff Gordon was trying to get a second win in 2012 and Cl...