Published on March 25th, 2014 | by Michael J Smith0
Bowyer Calls Out Fans For Accusations
Clint Bowyer called out fans who accused him of spinning on purpose in the closing laps of the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
Bowyer suffered a flat tire with two laps to go, and spun trying to get his car back to the pits. Jeff Gordon, the leader at the time Bowyer spun, had his lead erased due to the caution.
The leaders pitted for tires and fuel. On the green-white-checkered restart, Gordon dropped to 13th where he ended up finishing.
Two years ago, Bowyer and Gordon got into a scuffle at Phoenix International Raceway after Gordon intentionally wrecked Bowyer.
Also, at the end of last season, Bowyer was accused of intentionally spinning to help then-teammate Martin Truex Jr get into the Chase. The team was penalized and Truex was removed from the Chase, but it was mainly due to the actions of the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing team and Brian Vickers, not Bowyer’s No. 15 team.
These two factors led fans to accuse Bowyer of intentionally spinning at Auto Club.
(Bowyer’s spin starts at the 1:30 mark.)
When Bowyer learned of the accusations, he tweeted:
Love how “some” idiots on here think I really wanted to give up a much needed good run to screw you over. #dipshits
— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) March 23, 2014
After watching the spin again, I highly doubt Bowyer intentionally spun. His tire blew in the middle of the corner and it looks like he’s doing everything he can to keep the car off the wall. It doesn’t look intentional.