FORT WORTH, Texas Clint Bowyer almost got the dream accident he needed in his longshot bid for the Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship.
Kasey Kahne was involved in the accident that ended his during Sunday's AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Bowyer, who came into the race 26 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson, finished sixth and dropped 36 behind race winner Johnson. Kahne, who was 29 points out, brushed the wall after contact with Jeff Gordon that dropped him from a top-10 car to a 25th-place finish.
That dropped Kahne and the No. 5 Hendrickcars.comGreat Clips Chevrolet to 58 points behind Johnson with just two races remaining.
It could have been a different story if the banging Johnson and Brad Keselowski did in the final laps of the race would have led to problems for the two Chase frontrunners.
"I thought they were going to wreck it other but they didn't," Bowyer said "It would have been awesome. I really did think they were going to wreck each other."