“All of us have quick fuses,” Bowyer mentioned. “They wick up good they usually blow out quick. That’s simply the best way it’s. You’ve received one other race. One thing’s all the time subsequent and also you’ve received to brush these previous situations off and be prepared for the subsequent one.”
Getting over that acrimony took time.
Gordon and Bowyer, vying for fifth place with seven laps to go, made contact shortly after a restart. Gordon brushed the skin wall and ended up with a flat tire. He made a rapid pit cease, returned to the monitor, slowed down sufficient that officers flagged him after which ambushed Bowyer within the fourth flip.
“That was the actual act of a champion,” Bowyer’s spotter mentioned over the radio.
Gordon drove his mangled automotive to the storage. Bowyer needed to cease close to emergency employees as a result of his automotive was on hearth. Gordon climbed out of the cockpit, took off his helmet and was swarmed by Bowyer’s crew.
Gordon’s guys got here to his protection, and a melee broke out. Pushing, shoving, piling on, punches, although it was rapidly damaged up.
Bowyer got word of what was happening and exited his automotive, jumped the pit street wall and began sprinting. He dodged followers, crew members and even a police officer as he bolted by means of the storage and to Gordon’s crew hauler. NASCAR officers waited and stopped him from getting any nearer.