The initial contact with Bowyer and Gordon was nothing more than hard racing to me. Bowyer would have been stupid to have been trying to do that on purpose with the back end of his car like that; it's a great way to get yourself spun out. It was quite a bit tamer than what Johnson and Keselowski had going on for the win last week. I don't think either of them should have been punished for how they raced, so neither should Bowyer for the first go around.
If Gordon thinks that type of racing is not allowed, then he should have been punished for this race with Busch. (about 40 seconds in).
and this race with Johnson - try to keep count of how many times Gordon makes contact with Johnson's car - including pretty much just trying to take Johnson out at 3:00-3:10. Gordon hasn't had a problem doing this to other drivers in the past, so I don't have much sympathy for him whining when guys do it to him now. 2007 Goody's Cool Orange 500 - Martinsville Last 9 Laps - YouTube
They should both have crew members sitting out (especially Bowyer's, it's pretty chickenshit to all pile on one guy like that), but Gordon should be watching Homestead from his couch.
Gordon puts on a I'm a good boy show but if you have been to a race you know he can dish out contact better than anyone on the track. The problem is when someone gives it back to him he gets all pissy and goes after guys. Yesterday it was a little extream becaues he didnt even try to hide what he was doing. Its one thing to wreck a guy when fighting for a spot on the track, but to wait, block, and then wreck him is crazy.
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