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NASCAR announced their penalties from the actions taken by competitors during Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 from the Phoenix International Raceway. Some of the penalties made sense, some were not as severe as fans would hope, and one was a real head scratcher until you recall an earlier announcement. Without further ado, here are the penalties handed down:
-Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 car, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) – altercation with another competitor on the race track during the race – and has been fined $100,000, docked 25 championship driver points and put on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.
-Rick Hendrick, owner of the No. 24 car, has also been penalized with the loss of 25 championship owner points.
-Alan Gustafson, crew chief of the No. 24 car, also was found to be in violation of Section 9-4A (at all events, crew chief assumes responsibility of his driver, car owner and team members) and has been...
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Following retaliation by Jeff Gordon on Clint Bowyer that resulted in a wreck, the pit crews of the two drivers settled things in the garage the ol' fashioned way.
The fight continues! The most chaotic NASCAR race of the year at Phoenix International Raceway spilled out into the Twitterverse on Sunday, as country music star Blake Shelton's dig on Jeff Gordon brought a swift comeback from Gordon's wife, model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (though the tweet was apparently later deleted from her account).
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While hockey may still be locked out, NASCAR filled the needs of fighting-starved fans on Sunday at the conclusion of the AdvoCare 500.
Clint Bowyer scraped Jeff Gordon‘s car, and the four-time NASCAR champion was less than pleased. On the second-to-last lap, Gordon directed Bowyer towards the wall, resulting in a crash that caused the race to be finished under caution. Kevin...
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.
Following the late-race incident between Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer, there’s been much debate whether NASCAR should take action against Gordon.
There’s no doubt that the move on Bowyer was intentionally taken out by Gordon, he even admitted to it after the chaos was over.
The last time we saw a driver intentionally wreck another was in last November’s Camping World Truck...
The crew teams belonging to Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer were quite upset at each other after their leading men were unable to make more left turns Sunday. It started when Bowyer clipped Gordon earlier in the AdvoCare 500. Gordon decided his Sunday drive was over so he took out Bowyer, ending both of their days.
Gordon was upset with prior incidents involving Bowyer. ”It’s...
The pit crews of Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer got into a brawl in the late stages of Sunday's AdvoCare 500 NASCAR race in Phoenix after Gordon intentionally wrecked Bowyer's car, taking out both drivers.
After the crash, one of Bowyer's pit crew members confronted Gordon as he got out of his car, leading to the brawl between both pit crews.
Order was restored...
Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon got tangled up late in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Phoenix, and both pit crews were not too pleased. What resulted was an all out brawl between both pit crews. NASCAR! NASCAR! NASCAR! via The Big Lead Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
Jeff Gordon got into Clint Bowyer on the track. Bowyer's crew got into it with Gordon in the pits. Bowyer made a WWE-like dash through the pits and garage to find Gordon.
The championship race heated up in the desert Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway and it had nothing to do with the weather.
Boys, have at it? They sure did.
''There's a lot of tension out...
During Sunday's AdvoCare 500, we got witness two pit crews duel out it while the race was still going on.
With about two laps left in the race, Jeff Gordon collided with Clint Bowyer sending him into the wall.
After the crash happened, members of both team's pit crew got into an altercation that turned into one of the greatest pit crew fights of all-time:
Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon avoided suspension Monday when NASCAR instead fined him $100,000 and docked him 25 points for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer at Phoenix International Raceway.
Gordon was also placed on probation through Dec. 31. But he'll be allowed to close out the season Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway despite his actions in Sunday's race,...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon avoided suspension Monday when NASCAR instead fined him 100,000 and docked him 25 points for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer at Phoenix International Raceway.
Gordon was also placed on probation through Dec. 31. But he'll be allowed to close out the season Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway despite his actions...
This is not something that you get to see everyday. Clint Bowyer, in the #15 car, had clipped Jeff Gordon on lap 305 during the AdvoCare 500 at the Phoenix International Raceway, and that was only the beginning. With two laps to go in the race, Gordon came and retaliated and caused this wreck.After they both were out of their cars, the pit crews started into it with each other...
NASCAR announced today penalties to three teams that compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rule infractions at Phoenix International Raceway.
Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 car, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) – altercation with another competitor on the race track during the race – and has been fined...
No matter what happens, you don't retaliate with race cars. I said it for years as a crew chief and now for 12 years as a broadcaster.
Well, Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, Jeff Gordon did just that.
What started out as a personal vendetta against Clint Bowyer affected more than the two of them. I realize that was not the first incident between them when they initially...