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Here is the quote from Clint Bowyer post race comments about his run in with Jeff Gordon:

"........makes us all look like a bunch of ahhhh ret....rd........."

This comment really surprised me, after all it is 2012 and words like the N-word to describe African-Americans and the F......t word to describe gay folks or any -SLUR TYPE- language have passed onto the unacceptable stage in today's society.

As you may have noticed, I can't get that word passed FanNations filters, so it is common knowledge that word is a slur.

The word **** is an unacceptable slur, there is no reason or situation where it can be excused, PERIOD, end of story.

We can all agree on that.

Some folks may think this is no big deal, but I assure you, this is a big deal for those who have family or friends with a mental handicap.

The comment was insensitive, out of line and hurtful to those families, I would be surprised if Toyota and 5 hour energy doesn't have a talk with Michael Waltrip.

Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing need to apologize to their sponsors and specially to the families of mentally handicap folks, but most important NASCAR needs to comment on this, they should consider this language a detriment to the sport and fined them.

As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.

Enough said.


November 11, 2012  10:05 PM ET

By the way no word so far from MWR or NASCAR....ESPN and SPEED are not saying anything...if you hear anything please let us know..thanks...

November 11, 2012  10:55 PM ET

Bowyer has apologized on twitter...good, but he needs to go on The Hub or NASCAR Now and say it to those folks not the twitter followers...

November 12, 2012  12:23 AM ET

No argument there......that R word should never be used......there are a few apologies that need to be done and more sincerely than on twitter....(it is so easy and cowardly to say things on twitter).

1st apology:like you said, Bowyer should formally apologize for using that word.

2nd apology: the #15 crew, that tackled Jeff to the ground in the pit area.......I certainly understand their anger, but you still cannot do that.

3rd apology: like you said, from Mikey himself, as head of the bad behavior gang.

4th apology: from Jeff Gordon to Bowyer.......yes they were side bumping each other at Phoenix and a few other tracks prior to that, but there is a big difference between side bumping and waiting on the track for a driver to purposely take him out.......Jeff went too far, and his behavior is unacceptable.

5th apology: both Gordon and Bowyer need to apologize to their teams and owners for not settling this, after a race, whichever race it was where this started....smart drivers talk it out before it progresses to this gigantic fight at Phoenix......Chase driver (#24) and pit crew (#15)acting like this.....ridiculous.

Last apology: mine.....this was the most interesting race fight I have ever seen......while I never for one second wished anyone to get hurt, I did enjoy that brief chaotic moment....and watching Bowyer run like a mad man..

ok, I've been too candid here.......time to go LOL

November 12, 2012  02:01 AM ET

That is nothing compared to Brad's post race media center interview. They had to bleep out every other word. This world is getting too "P.C." I don't even know why Brad was so worked up over a question that didn't even pertain to him ---> it was about the Bowyer/Gordon mess.

November 12, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

That is nothing compared to Brad's post race media center interview. They had to bleep out every other word. This world is getting too "P.C." I don't even know why Brad was so worked up over a question that didn't even pertain to him ---> it was about the Bowyer/Gordon mess.

That is so true..I have no idea what the heck he was doing...somebody needed to tell him to keep his mouth shut...immaturity I guess.....great comment

November 12, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

2nd apology: the #15 crew, that tackled Jeff to the ground in the pit area.......I certainly understand their anger, but you still cannot do that.

While I agree with all 5 of your apology points LittleE, I want to pull this one out because I don't think Jeffie ever made it to the ground. If you watch the video behind the main dogpile you see a couple of 24 crew guys struggling with something/one by a large black fabric covered box. I'm thinking that is where Gordon was, being hidden by his crew to either A) Keep him safe, B) Sneak him out of there before the 15 crew figured out they had the wrong guy, or C) Both scenarios.

Looking back at it it looks like it was either the gasman, or a crew member wearing a helmet that ended up being knocked down.

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November 12, 2012  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Jeff Gordon's action were much worse that Kyle Busch's were last year in the CWTS at Texas...Jeff Gordon must be parked, the precedent has been set, or NASCAR will be the laughing stock of all sports.ENOUGH SAID

About the same... diff is that Hornaday did nothing wrong, Bowyer has a history......

November 12, 2012  11:24 AM ET

I'm glad Jeff took him out. It's good to see a driver stick up for himself, just like they used to do all the time. Should he be sat down for a race --Yes and No. Yes in order to set the right precedent and No if you want ratings.

Dale Sr., Darrell W, Richard P, Cale Y, Ernie E just to name a few used to take care of business on the track. So let's not pretend this is new to NASCAR -it's just uncommon in this P-C environment

November 12, 2012  11:54 AM ET

Never did hear the comment from Clint.. but I think in the heat of the moment.. stuff like this comes out.. with no harm intended.. but saying that.. something needs to be done here.. not necessarily with the drivers.. but with Bowyer's pit-crew.. its one thing to go after another pit-crew one on one.. but when you got a crew going after a driver.. thats another,, thats something that happens in the back-alleys

November 12, 2012  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I don't even know why Brad was so worked up over a question that didn't even pertain to him ---> it was about the Bowyer/Gordon mess.

Reading Brad's comments in context he was upset because people were calling him reckless and dangerous for racing JJ last week at Texas. They got a little physical with the bumping for the win, but neither wrecked. Yet there were unspecified drivers this week who were saying Brad never should have race JJ like that, the 2 should have pulled over a ceded the win to the 48. I have a feeling Gordon was likely one of those drivers. And if Gordon was one calling Brad reckless for him (Gordon) to pull a stunt like this, well I'd have to agree in intent with Bowyer's post race comments but not his wording.

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November 12, 2012  01:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

About the same... diff is that Hornaday did nothing wrong, Bowyer has a history......

Bowyer has a history of running hard. It goes back to the double standard of NASCAR. Watching the video from Martinsville Bwoyer was protecting his position from the 39 of Ryan Newman, and Newman pushed the 15 forward into the turn. That was a racing incident. If Gordon or JJ done the exact same move it would be "daring" or "smart" since they were on the receiving end of the incident it was "reckless" and "an idiot move".

Gordon was headhunting and admitted to as much, just like Kyle was last year.

November 12, 2012  01:26 PM ET

With 2 laps to go(lap 310) Baby Jeff takes our Boyer "Red Flag" then Green/White for three laps so that according to Nascar that equals 319 laps and Johnson is given another POINT.Nascar sucks they just make it up as they go along. While I'm at it How did Johnson finish ahead of Waltrip and Boyer at Talladega?

November 12, 2012  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"So let's not pretend this is new to NASCAR -it's just uncommon in this P-C environment........

Great line...NASCAR is good at pretending....

November 12, 2012  02:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Bowyer has a history of running hard. It goes back to the double standard of NASCAR. Watching the video from Martinsville Bwoyer was protecting his position from the 39 of Ryan Newman, and Newman pushed the 15 forward into the turn. That was a racing incident. If Gordon or JJ done the exact same move it would be "daring" or "smart" since they were on the receiving end of the incident it was "reckless" and "an idiot move".Gordon was headhunting and admitted to as much, just like Kyle was last year.

In one of my first blogs I wrote after following Montoya from F1 I noticed that in NASCAR rubbing is racing but it all depends on who is the ruber and who is the rabee....Not real words but you get the point...lol...I keep a notebook on every race, main focus of the notes is on who owes what to whom..lol..believe me the only ones ahead of Bowyer is big K and Newman, my friend this guy is no saint, this has brewed all year-long,Gordon is a patient an, it takes lots to get him off...the only one I remenber was with Burton.....

November 12, 2012  03:58 PM ET

Nobody needs to apologize for anything. It's boys have at it, and they had at it. Jeff might want to apologize to his manhood for hiding from Bowyer, and he might need to apologize to Logano and Almirola for collecting them into something they had nothing to do with.

The entire thing wasn't warranted. I mean, Jeff wrecked himself trying to wreck Bowyer, I guess the retaliation was more out of embarrassment than anger. Anything Jeff gets next week will be deserved and I hope NASCAR doesn't take away Bowyer's chance at justified payback by suspending Jeff.

The man I always knew Jeff Gordon was got brought to the light yesterday.

And as for the r word, get over it. Sticks and stones.

November 12, 2012  04:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Jeff Gordon's action were much worse that Kyle Busch's were last year in the CWTS at Texas...Jeff Gordon must be parked, the precedent has been set, or NASCAR will be the laughing stock of all sports.ENOUGH SAID

It's definitely not worse than that, and parking Jeff would be the worst decision NASCAR could make. People definitely won't be tuning in for the championship race next week now that Brad has a 20 point lead.

November 12, 2012  04:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

In one of my first blogs I wrote after following Montoya from F1 I noticed that in NASCAR rubbing is racing but it all depends on who is the ruber and who is the rabee....Not real words but you get the point...lol...I keep a notebook on every race, main focus of the notes is on who owes what to whom..lol..believe me the only ones ahead of Bowyer is big K and Newman, my friend this guy is no saint, this has brewed all year-long,Gordon is a patient an, it takes lots to get him off...the only one I remenber was with Burton.....

Jeff proved he was a coward several years ago when he pushed Matt Kenseth and kept his helmet on.

 
November 12, 2012  04:07 PM ET

Jeff makes an **** of himself, hides from Bowyer and needed a police escort to get back to his bus. And his pit crew got worked over by Clint's.

And Harvick won.

Great race

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