Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Speedway looked to be an exciting race as the championship battle had come down to seven points. The championship contenders were neck and neck all day, until the unthinkable happened.
Johnson limps back to pit road after hitting the wall Photo – Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Once the green flag dropped Sunday, Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson ran within a few positions of each other the entire day. Keselowski had the better car and held the upper hand throughout the day, running all the way into the top-five as Johnson worked himself into the top ten.
Gordon, frustrated from a disappointing season, had the last straw when Bowyer made contact with him and blew out Gordon’s tire late in Sunday’s race. That contact was one of many between the two drivers this season and Gordon was going to have no more of it, or so he thought. Gordon decided to limp around until Bowyer caught back up and then Gordon showed his displeasure by driving Bowyer down onto the apron and into the wall, taking out both cars and the innocent victim of Joey Logano. Continue reading →