Friday, May 21, 2010

Bowyer gets three-race probation for aggressive driving at Dover

Clint Bowyer was placed on a three-race probation for intentionally wrecking Denny Hamlin under caution during last weekend's Nationwide Series race at Dover, NASCAR announced Wednesday.

Bowyer, driver of the No. 21 car in the Nationwide Series, will be on probation until June 16 for aggressive driving. The probation applies to all three of NASCAR's top series.

NASCAR parked Bowyer for the last six laps of the Heluva Good! 200 for retaliating against Hamlin, driving the No. 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing, for an incident that happened a few laps earlier.

Before the second to last restart, Hamlin got into the back of Bowyer, who was running second. The contact triggered a nine-car wreck. After the red flag, Bowyer drove from the pits and hit the side of Hamlin's car, spinning him out.

Bowyer was issued the same penalty that Carl Edwards and Jason Leffler received for retaliation incidents earlier in the season.



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