Talladega becomes Clint Bowyer's second chase win of the 2010 championship with help from an unexpected friend, Juan Pablo Montoya, I assume both of them were thinking "if we get lemons lets make lemonade"
Who would of thought that NASCAR's controversial decision to penalize the # 33 team 150 points would affect this chase, we can certainly make the argument that without the penalty Mr. Bowyer would be right in the middle of this championship.
Can we agree on that?
I do understand Clint Bowyer had a few bad races after the penalty but lets be honest folks, the NASCAR decision gave him major "brain damage", his attitude was in the dumps, we certainly can't blame him for that.
In other sports there is always talk about "affecting a championship by a referees call" I notice calls in basketball and football are a bit more "forgiven in big games" specially if the games are close, those leagues do not want to be perceived as having affected a championship.
If in fact the infraction by Clint Bowyer's car could be measured by the thickness of a 25 cent coin, the fallowing question needs to be asked:
Did NASCAR go too far?
Has their decision unintentionally affected the results of the chase?
On thing for sure, if # 33 wins a third chase race, there will be questions about what could of been in the 2010 championship, maybe NASCAR should of been a little more forgiven.
As always this is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.