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NASCAR needs to at least pretend to be looking into the Clint Bowyer allegations that he created a caution to help his teammate Martin Truex Jr make the chase.

The Dale Earnhardt Jr. interview by ESPN got my attention, Jr was behind Clint when the spin occurred, he said it was craziest thing he ever saw, that Clint started hitting breaks and jerking the car around.

The curious thing about the interview was this Dale Jr. quote "I don't know if they can put up his break and gas.... they got all that technology" I took that as him saying, hey, they should look at what happen there.

Honestly I can't think of any other reason why Dale Jr. would even think about that.

Am I reaching here?

Something smells here and NASCAR needs to get to the bottom of it, and if there is some dirty laundry they should wash it as soon as possible and then soak it in bleach.

If there is something to this rumors they need to come out squeaky clean.

This is going to get ugly.

As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I'm thankful for that.

Enough said for now.

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September 8, 2013  05:41 PM ET

There is something fishy here for sure........but "crazy cautions" have happened before to help a teammate or to help oneself.......I hate this......Not honest.....Not clean.

We will never know this, but Truex might have been ok without this situation.....Newman lost out due to a poor pitstop.......Jeff Gordon was borderline all night and his car was not top notch near the end........so Bowyer could have done this all for nothing.

Last year Gordon, hit Bowyer to help JJ with his points in the Chase.....there have been many other incidents over the years........but this has to stop.

I hope Nascar issues a warning to ALL teams to knock it off or face severe penalties.

The irony here is that Bowyer did have a flat, but that seemed to occur after he spun out.

It's very rare that Jr comments on anything.....he usually plays neutral with the media, about other drivers.

I am very disappointed in Bowyer and Mikey.

September 8, 2013  05:42 PM ET

*correction....Jeff Gordon was borderline in the last part of the race......he was rocking it in the first part.

September 8, 2013  05:45 PM ET
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Speculation like this has been going on for years. In any event, who would've been hurt by it. The field is set. Move on.

I agree with this........if the losers were doing well, this caution would not have hurt them.

September 8, 2013  06:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

There is something fishy here for sure........but "crazy cautions" have happened before to help a teammate or to help oneself.......I hate this......Not honest.....Not clean.We will never know this, but Truex might have been ok without this situation.....Newman lost out due to a poor pitstop.......Jeff Gordon was borderline all night and his car was not top notch near the end........so Bowyer could have done this all for nothing.Last year Gordon, hit Bowyer to help JJ with his points in the Chase.....there have been many other incidents over the years........but this has to stop.I hope Nascar issues a warning to ALL teams to knock it off or face severe penalties.The irony here is that Bowyer did have a flat, but that seemed to occur after he spun out.It's very rare that Jr comments on anything.....he usually plays neutral with the media, about other drivers.I am very disappointed in Bowyer and Mikey.

Here is the conversation right before the spin:

"Thirty-nine is going to win the race,"
"Is your arm starting to hurt?" crew chief Brian Pattie asked. "I bet it's hot in there. Itch it."

and then the spin ...

DO THEY THINK WE ARE STUPIDOS Y IDIOTAS?

 
September 11, 2013  07:05 PM ET

What a sad and sorry mess this is turnin out to be.

They reinstated Newman because there was one spot left [after Truex booted] and he was next up. Jeff Gordon was not next up and he did not make the chase, plain and simple. Hendricks needs to shut up about Gordon bein robbed.

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