Nov 12, 2012 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits
Excerpted from The Blaze: NASCAR’s Sunday race at Phoenix looked more like a WWE wrestling event than a professional car race.
“The sport was made on fights. We should have more fights. I like fights,” driver Kevin Harvick said after the race regarding the mayhem. “They’re not always fun to be in, sometimes you’re on the wrong end, but fights are what made NASCAR what it is.”
He’s talking about the all-out brawl that broke out between legendary driver Jeff Gordon and the crew of Clint Bowyer.
It began as the field closed in on what should have been the final lap and Gordon slowed his car to wait for Bowyer so he could intentionally wreck him as retaliation for several weeks of on-track contact between the two.
After Gordon climbed from his car in the garage, he appeared to be jumped from behind by one of Bowyer’s crew members. It led to a full brawl between the crews, with Bowyer sprinting from his car to join the fracas. Bowyer was held back by NASCAR officials from entering Gordon’s hauler.
And it was all caught on video: