Jeff Gordon got into Clint Bowyer on the track. Bowyer's crew got into it with Gordon in the pits. Bowyer made a WWE-like dash through the pits and garage to find Gordon.
The championship race heated up in the desert Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway and it had nothing to do with the weather.
Boys, have at it? They sure did.
''There's a lot of tension out there when you're running for points in the championship and things like that happen,'' said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. ''We'll continue to talk to the drivers and get them to work it out. That was surely a shame.''
The fireworks started with seven laps left, when Bowyer made contact with Gordon, sending him into the wall. Gordon's No. 24 car was black-flagged, but he didn't leave the track, instead waiting for Bowyer for his chance at redemption.
He got it, slowing down until Bowyer came back around, then sliding down the track when Bowyer tried to get around him on the apron between turns 1 ...