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 stealing 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 was 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.
After the race, Kevin Harvick gave his thoughts on the incident. Harvick finished the race after the crash.
“The sport was made on fights. We should have more fights. I like fights,” Kevin Harvick, who won the race, told reporters, via The Associated Press. ”They’re not always fun to be in, sometimes you’re on the wrong end, but fights are what made NASCAR what it is.”
It may have been an ugly incident, but it is the type of drama that gets people watching. You can be sure people will tune in next week to see if Bowyer takes retaliation into his own hands.
Here is video of the incident: