Found September 09, 2013 on The Hot Read:
NASCAR got it half right today. They announced significant penalties today for Michael Waltrip Racing as a result of Clint Bowyer's suspicious spin Sunday. After listening to the audio from the teams of Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers, they determined that MWR manipulated the outcome of the race in order to get Martin Truex Jr. into the Chase. The penalties now take him out and put Ryan Newman is in. That is the correct decision, as Newman had the race won before the caution came out for Bowyer's spin. The only problem with the decision was that Jeff Gordon was cheated out of his spot in the Chase as well, and he gets no relief. Before the caution, Newman was in first and on his way to victory with nine laps left. A victory would have been his second and secured him one of the two wild card spots along with Kasey Kahne. Gordon was in eighth place and two points ahead of Joey Logano for 10th place and the last spot in the Chase. There was no chance for Logano to advance an...
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