Found September 07, 2013 on
getty Clint Bowyer had a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase spot sewn up before Richmond began but it is what he did in the closing laps of Saturday’s race that has everyone raising their eyebrows. Bowyer’s teammate  Martin Truex was outside of a Chase spot when Bowyer’s No. 15 car spun around. It could have been a accidental spin but in car audio prior to it consisted of radio transmission that asked “are your arms getting tired?” just before the No. 15 went around. The result of Bowyer’s spin earned Truex Jr. and Joey Logano a spot in the Chase, at the expense of Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman who saw a trip to victory lane disappear that would have earned him a Wild Card spot in the Chase. Bowyer attempted to downplay the incident in a post race interview while Newman simply blamed his pit crew for a poor pitstop that resulted in him losing a spot to Edwards prior to the final restart. Y’all should follow @ClintBowyer!!! The definition of team player!!! #hero — Blake Shelton (@blakeshe...
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  • without a doubt. Just watch the actions of the drivers and Michael Waltrip at the post race interviews. Looked like a bunch of "suck egg dogs". A Kentucky saying I think. I hope that if the Lord was watching as Truex said he begins to smite the ENTIRE group of liars and cheats. NASCAR should suspend MWR for the remainder of the season,no races no point and a hugh fine to the owner and drivers. This may be one of the last few nails in the coffin of NASCAR

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BC-CAR--Sports Extra, CAR

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