relantel wrote:As for the just before the white wreck of the 24/15 - looked equal blame there. I don't know what the hell Bowyer was doing that down low on the apron when 24 had already been down there to give way to the lead lap car (Logano). Sure Gordon had intent, but Bowyer sunk himself there, coming back up to the track at a spot the 24 already was at. Not condoning Gordon's intent, but after Martinsville, etc., hard to fault him for his frustration.
I have to disagree with you there. Bowyer's spotter told Bowyer the 24 was waiting for him. Gordon wasn't racing in a lane, he was trying to get Bowyer to go high so that he could turn into him. You can see it from the 15 camera. Bowyer tried to go as low as possible (He's turning left the whole time) because he thought it was his only hope to avoid the wreck. Total crap move on the 24 and he ruined Bowyer's shot at #2 in points, his lock on #3, and a good day by the #20. If Kyle or Kurt Busch would have done that (and there's a reason, of course), you would have seen the NASCAR apocalypse.
Also interestingly, when KyBu too the inside lane on the restart Denny went "Nooo, what are you doing?" (they had been working together to get a lead on the field). Darien responded, "we tried to tell [the 18 team]." Then when Harvick took the lead on the outside, Denny said "[Kyle] was so afraid the 29 would wreck him, he took the inside---that was dumb."