Clint Bowyer had much more to say to Ryan Newman after the checkered flag flew on the NASCAR All-Star Race. He made positive his fists despatched that message.
Bowyer rushed Newman’s automobile after the cool-down lap, frantically making an attempt to land blows via the window whereas Newman had his helmet on after the race ended earlier than crew members separated them.
The 2 had tangled on the monitor a number of instances and had been each offended and pissed off when NASCAR’s prime-time spectacle, which for greater than three many years has showcased the sequence’ highest, ended.
Bowyer was upset that Newman turned him in flip 4 late within the race. “The place I come from,” Bowyer stated, “you get punched within the nostril for that, and that is what he obtained.”
Newman laughed off his rival’s actions, mocking him for throwing punches at somebody in a racing helmet. “I believe he ought to be embarrassed for himself,” Newman stated.
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Each drivers had been referred to as to the NASCAR hauler to speak with sequence officers.
Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice chairman of competitors, stated officers will control the 2 however believes the drivers will maintain their points in examine going ahead. Miller didn’t assume that penalties could be assessed within the dispute.
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“We will control it,” Miller stated. “We actually assume we’re in a very good place with them, however we’ll actually have to observe it transferring ahead with these two.”
Bowyer began from the pole and completed 12th. He was a spot forward of Newman within the 19-car subject.
Newman is not any stranger to NASCAR feuding. He is fought with Tony Stewart and each Busch brothers, Kurt and Kyle, throughout his profession in racing. Bowyer was bothered by Newman earlier this season throughout qualifying at Texas the place he felt Newman had “clogged” the center lane and affected Bowyer’s qualifying.
Miller stated NASCAR met individually with Bowyer and Newman. “They handed within the corridor,” he stated.
Miller was requested a couple of particular plan to forestall one other dustup between the drivers.
“NASCAR’s plan is to just do that, watch them subsequent week,” he stated. “If there are any shenanigans, we are going to intervene.”
Miller wouldn’t go into the reasoning behind not issuing penalties. “Each state of affairs is completely different,” he stated. “We deal with each one completely different. Depends upon what they are saying. Depends upon the place we expect they’re and that is between us and them.”