I'm an avid NASCAR media follower, after hours upon hours of watching and reading many stories on spin-gate I can honestly say, I don't understand how Mr. Clint Bowyer's 50 point penalty can be considered a punishment.
I didn't see anything that would affect Mr. Clint Bowyer's participation in the championship races. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Clint Bowyers team got zero -chase points- deductions, again please correct me if I'm wrong. If NASCAR found some irregularities and had reasonable suspicion that the spin by Mr. Bowyer was done purposely why didn't NASCAR see it fit to have Mr. Bowyer join Mr. Truex jr as part of the -and also-ran field- .
I don't get this, all this trouble started because of that spin, that was the epicenter of this earthquake, am I wrong, and yet Mr. Bowyer is given the opportunity to win a championship.
Think about this folks, WHAT IF this guy wins the championship, let me say it again, what if this guy wins the championship. What will the occasional fan think, or maybe that new fan NASCAR is trying to reach, could this become a tabloid type of story.
Look, in this fans opinion there is no real bad guys here, these are just a bunch of folks who are under extreme pressure to make sponsors happy and keep that money coming in, they're all fighting for survival.
Is that an excuse for cheating? Maybe not, but from some of the comments I've been reading fans believe this is part of NASCAR, also many fans think Mr. Bowyer's spin was suspicions, and finally most of the "experts" believe Mr. Bowyer spun that race car on purpose.
So maybe the hardcore NASCAR fans are ok with all this, but will the sponsors feel this is a place to spend their future advertising dollars.
I personally think he did it on purpose to help his teammate Martin Truex jr make the chase (of course it didn't work out that way) but so what, there is no way that anyone car prove he did it unless the other folks involved start singing to protect their collective rears.
If I was Bowyer I would tell them all to kiss my big wide bottom and prove that I did it. They can't, and that, I suspect, might be the reason NASCAR had to let him chase. They had no choice.
This is not good for NASCAR, no matter how anybody tries to spin it, there is big white elephant in NASCAR's hauler and it will soon dump a pile of dudu right in the corner of their double wide.
This is not over folks. It is just taking a chase break.
I love this sport and even though mi volante favorito Juan Pablo is gone, I'm staying because I can't get enough of this soap opera.
As always this is a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I'm thankful for that.