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Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer scuffle at Phoenix


08:24 AM ET 11.12 | The NASCAR Chase is getting down to the wire and Brad Keselowski is just one race away from winning his first Sprint Cup title. While Keselowski is one step closer to winning his first championship, it was an ugly incident in the pit area between the crews of Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer that is dominating all of the post-race talk. On the second-to-last lap of the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Jeff Gordon was retaliating for an early incident when he decided to direct his car into the path of Clint Bowyer and run the driver right into the wall. When Gordon made his way to the pits, a brawl between the two pit crews began. Minutes later, Bowyer got out of his car and made a full sprint to the pits where he was looking for Gordon but his crew members and NASCAR officials successfully held him back.

Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon, Tom Pennington/Getty Images Clint Bowyer, Jeff Gordon, Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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November 12, 2012  10:43 PM ET

Kinda late on this one Fannation.. this is old news.. get your act together!!.. the fines & penalties have already been handed out

November 13, 2012  06:40 AM ET

I for one very much enjoyed the ruckus Sunday-not sure that Jeffie shouldn't have been suspended BUT he IS a 4 time Champ and I guess they get different rules then the other drivers--I just feel bad to the drivers that got wrecked that had nothing to do with the Gordan/Bowyer

November 13, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Should have let Bowyer talk to ****-Boy......better yet open a can of woop **** on him, but NASCAR had to protect there little,pint size baby.

November 13, 2012  10:50 AM ET

At least Nascar docked Jeffy some points....if he has a bad race, theoretically Jr could move up to 11th (i know, big deal)....LOL

November 13, 2012  10:53 AM ET

Jeffy is just as guilty as Bowyer for the side bumping in the past few races........he just went too far at Phoenix....I agree that Jeffy should be parked for Homestead.....Doesn't matter if he is a 4x champ or not.....being a former champion should not be a free pass for anyone to behave like he did.

November 13, 2012  11:06 AM ET

What, is this turning into hockey?

November 13, 2012  11:22 AM ET

What, is this turning into hockey?

no, people watch NASCAR

November 13, 2012  12:52 PM ET

I cannot believe he didnt get a one week ban. Im not much on this hendrick conspiracy stuff, but this is the first time I have started to doubt wheather all that HMS can get away with anything stuff.

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November 13, 2012  08:01 PM ET

Go Gordon - for the first time in years I felt like I was watching 'real' racing. Cale & Bobby, Donnie & Sr are smiling....

November 13, 2012  08:50 PM ET

I think if this would have been anyone except a past Champion Nascar would have set them out a race or 2 BUT by it being Jeffie all is OK--$100,000 to him is like a penny to us...

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November 14, 2012  06:06 AM ET

here's my deal, someone ask me before would I feel different if it was kyle or kurt, and someone made a great point that, well, what if they were on probation. If they were on probation, yeah I could see sitting them a race. If gordon did it again this week, I could see sitting him for the 500,but if you are saying to sit him, then there will never be ANY retaliation on the track. Ever. That is what you want in races? Just ride around 5 seconds apart on a 1.5 tracks and never have brawls or banging or hell, even racing? If so, then that's your opinion. I respect it. Just disagree a little lol I am suprised by the support for bowyer, maybe I am in the minority but I think he is a punk. Im a harvick fan and while he was at rcr, he always caused problems. Always.

November 14, 2012  03:59 PM ET

Long ago, someone on here suggested that when there is a feud like this, they should just have a boxing ring set up and sell tickets for charity and let them fight it out. Good for racin fans, good for boxin fans, good to clear the air, it don't take out other drivers and good for charities and adds an event at the races that everyone would watch. LOL

November 14, 2012  04:07 PM ET

Let's see here, what drivers have done bad payback things.
Stewart, Edwards, Kes, Bowyer, Gordon, Newman, JPM,Hamlin, Burton, Dinger,Mears, Kyle B, Kurt B, Ambrose Biffle, JJ,Llogano, Danica,Harvick, Kenseth, Did I miss anyone? point I am tryin to make is that paybacks are here to stay. It's the takin it too far that has to stop.

November 14, 2012  04:09 PM ET

If everyone drove aroubd nice & polite, I ould watch some other sport LOL
We fans need the crazy angry moments,[ within reason].

November 14, 2012  04:12 PM ET

aroubd should be around and ould should be would. Darn fingers too thick for typin LOL

November 14, 2012  04:23 PM ET

Can't buy this kind of media exposure!


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