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This past Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Jeff Gordon purposely wrecked Clint Bowyer after Bowyer got into him. Gordon said post-race that it was due to a series of incidents that have happened between the drivers. One of the most notable incidents was at Martinsville when Bowyer wrecked Gordon and Johnson in an attempt to pass them both for the lead on a restart. “Things just got escalated over the year, and I’d had it,” Gordon said. “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.” As a result, NASCAR penalized Gordon with a $100,000 fine, docked him 25 championship driver points and put him on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. Most people said as a result of the incident, Gordon should have be parked for the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. However, is that fair? No. NASCAR made the right decision in how they chose to penalize Gordon. I...
2 Comments:
  • i disagree you park Kyle Bush you have to park Jeff
    gorden end of story double standard in nascar no matter how you look at it
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