Did MWR "Select" Logano Over Gordon?

Did MWR "Select" Logano Over Gordon?

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Cale 11

Lewisville, TX

#1 Sep 9, 2013
From what I've read the past two days, it appears MWR intentionally manipulated the points to ensure Logano made the Chase instead of Gordon. Is that because MWR would rather face Logano in the Chase than Gordon?

It's one thing to cheat to get your teammate in the Chase. But it's another thing altogether to cheat to ensure you'll compete against easier opponents.
Todd

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Sep 9, 2013
Why do you people speculate? The chase field is set and there's nothing we can do. NASCAR will continue to lose fans and hurt in the end.
Nope

Princeton, WV

#3 Sep 9, 2013
Cale 11 wrote:
From what I've read the past two days, it appears MWR intentionally manipulated the points to ensure Logano made the Chase instead of Gordon. Is that because MWR would rather face Logano in the Chase than Gordon?
It's one thing to cheat to get your teammate in the Chase. But it's another thing altogether to cheat to ensure you'll compete against easier opponents.
No moron, MWR favored Truex, Logano had to place in the top 10 without Newman winning, Logano would have been the second WC and Truex would still been out.

Gordon is done anyway, he hasn't had a stellar performance in the chase since 2007, there is a reason for that, he is not that good anymore. Clint is now better than him. Get over yourself.
duuh1

Dallas, TX

#4 Sep 9, 2013
Yes , they chose Logano over Gordon because last year at Richmond, Gordon supposedly wrecked big baby mouth Bowyer> Bowyer held a grudge.
Cale 11

Lewisville, TX

#5 Sep 9, 2013
@Nope

This from FoxSports:
"While examining the situation, NASCAR reviewed communication between Bowyer and his Michael Waltrip Racing crew that seemed to indicate the spin was deliberate, as well as additional evidence that suggested MWR had Bowyer and Vickers take a dive over the final three laps so Joey Logano would knock Jeff Gordon out of Chase contention in yet another attempt to help Truex."

The OP is not that far fetched and simply adds another talking point.
Kelly

Rochester, NY

#6 Sep 9, 2013
Not sure MWR picked Logano over Gordon. They were all about getting Treax into the chase. That backfired. But Nascar has got to get real and dump the chase once and for all. Fans are not that into the chase. Some real contenders get left out by mere point or two. Wins put others in front of racers with points leads over them. All in all, racing is becoming more boring and easier for Officials to manipulate results. Some get passes for illegal cars through arbitration while others do not. I do applaud the Officials for putting Newman in the chase. Now they should expand the chase to 13 drivers as Gordon had his spot in the chase before the infamous spin. Hard to penalize Logano for something out of his control by a very stupid MWR stunt.......
Todd

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Sep 9, 2013
Kelly wrote:
Not sure MWR picked Logano over Gordon. They were all about getting Treax into the chase. That backfired. But Nascar has got to get real and dump the chase once and for all. Fans are not that into the chase. Some real contenders get left out by mere point or two. Wins put others in front of racers with points leads over them. All in all, racing is becoming more boring and easier for Officials to manipulate results. Some get passes for illegal cars through arbitration while others do not. I do applaud the Officials for putting Newman in the chase. Now they should expand the chase to 13 drivers as Gordon had his spot in the chase before the infamous spin. Hard to penalize Logano for something out of his control by a very stupid MWR stunt.......
I don't like the chase either, but it seems like the old system was boring too. The title would be wrapped up by late summer.

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#9 Sep 11, 2013
Todd wrote:
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I don't like the chase either, but it seems like the old system was boring too. The title would be wrapped up by late summer.
That was why the season ended in late summer...Now it interferes with Football and hunting
american

Greenville, NC

#10 Sep 11, 2013
How many times have you seen drivers pull over and let someone lead a lap for bonus points. Tv has shown these spotter deals for years. Gordon lost by 1 point whats the difference between this and what happened in richmond
nascar fan

Dothan, AL

#11 Sep 11, 2013
well just made up my mind. guess I will buy me maybe a new chevy they maybe don't cheat. yea gonnna buy me a chevy and drive it to the levee.
Nascar Fan

Dothan, AL

#12 Sep 11, 2013
Gordon needs to be in the Chase and Mr. Mike Helton should know that!!
In my opinion Darrel Waltrip needs to keep his big mouth shut, he needs to remember that his job is announcing!!
nascar fan

Dothan, AL

#13 Sep 11, 2013
Nascar Fan wrote:
Gordon needs to be in the Chase and Mr. Mike Helton should know that!!
In my opinion Darrel Waltrip needs to keep his big mouth shut, he needs to remember that his job is announcing!!
lets go boys to the new show called boogity boogity boys.put all the cars in the chase it will maybe be the best ever nascar race. don't forget that the car 48 88 and 5 wins place and show.number 24 wins his 5th championship.
nascar fan

Dothan, AL

#14 Sep 11, 2013
was a nascar fan wrote:
well guess we can go watch Alabama win in football. the nascar should fix all the mistakes. first is take someone out and put jeff Gordon in. we all heard a lot on tv and we saw number 15 spinout and then number 99 in restart just takes off. if that was number 48 they would had made him come to pit road for stop and go. we like nascar and we go to a lot but if this is the way its gonna be well we will let all our nascar fans make up their minds. we wont be back at Talladega no more or any other tracks till nascar fix all this mess up. put jeff Gordon in the chase number 24 should be in and someone out. please fix the mess in nascar now so we can enjoy what we use to watch and go to.now no were to go looks like we lost at nascar what we all loved to be a part of.number 48 number 5 number 88 were is number 24 at ?tell us in Alabama.
yea we saw that restart just gas it and maybe just took off .
tell me someone

Dothan, AL

#15 Sep 11, 2013
whos knows in order what cars are to finish first this week. does anyone maybe got the car numbers? yet.

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