Penalty Had No Impact On Bowyer

Penalty Had No Impact On Bowyer

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Cale 11

Lewisville, TX

#1 Sep 10, 2013
The start of the Chase resets the points for each of the 12 contenders at 2,000. Each win in the regular season gives the driver an additional 3 points. Since Bowyer had no regular season wins, he starts with 2,000 points, regardless of the 50 point penalty NASCAR handed him.

NASCAR assessed the penalty to the pre-Chase driver points. If NASCAR had assessed the penalty to the Chase points, Bowyer would have 1,950. NASCAR did not do that.

If I'm missing an important fact, let me know.
Jake from state farm

London, KY

#2 Sep 10, 2013
Bowyer and NASCAR both stinks !!! Well, Mr. Ed does too!

Ruther Glen, VA

#3 Sep 10, 2013

Rochester, NY

#4 Sep 10, 2013
Too much messing around with Nascar. All cars have to be the same specs. Officials rule for/against on individual bases. I feel the Treax/Newman switch in the chase is fine. I don't feel Bowyer should have the same points starting the chase, in fact he should be out of the chase. Before the spin, Gordon was poised for a spot in the chase and Logano was out. MWR didn't stop with Bowyers spin, they went on to have Bowyer pit a couple of times and Vicker pit under green after the spin. That is the only scenario that kicked Gordon out and put Logano in. I say take Bowyer out of the chase and put Gordon in. As for the jumpstart by Edwards, Nascar blew it big there too. If it is destroying Nascar the goal of the powers with no brains, you are on track to do it. Go back to a 36 race season with winner take all and get rid of the chase crap that started this latest debacle. So what if a Champion doesn't have a win, like Kenseth when he won. Consistency does matter.....

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#5 Sep 10, 2013
Clint Bowyer was second in points going into the race at Richmond and was already a lock to make the chase so personally removing Bowyer would be favoritism if there ever was any.

Nascar's integrity started going down hill ever since the Chase was implemented. WHO CARES IF MATT KENSETH WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH ONLY 1 WIN?. If Ryan Newman couldn't win it that year with all his wins, then obviously he did something wrong. Oh and what about that year Kyle Busch was tied for the most wins going into the chase and missed it? Oh that's why they implemented the wild card for drivers outside the top 10 with wins.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#6 Sep 10, 2013
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I'm sticking to what I said in my previous post because Bowyer was a lock to make the chase prior to the race even starting. However, I will say on a positive note that this last race at Richmond was living proof as to why the Chase is total BS and should be done away with all together. I've posted why I hate the chase on here several times so I won't get on that soapbox.

However, I do agree that Bowyer started that chaos this past weekend but I don't think there was much Nascar could do about it since he had already clinched his spot and would fall anyways because of him not having any wins. I would've like to see Truex get in, but he and Newman are both on my neutral list so that doesn't really matter to me. As far as the Logano benefit and Gordon getting screwed, it is what it is.

If anything, Bowyer should be suspended for the first chase race.

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