The dangers inherent to pit road were on display again early in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix.
Clint Bowyer, last year's championship runner up, was in his stall for a two-tire pit stop early in the race and, as is customary for many two-tire stops, hit the gas to leave the pits when the jack was released on the right side of his car. One problem, his front tire-changer and carriers were running in front of the car towards pit wall -- there was an apparent miscommunication about a two and four-tire pit stop.
As he left, Bowyer hit one of his crew members. And then, to add insult to the incident, he hit the rear of Travis Kvapil's car as Kvapil pulled into the stall in front of him.
Bowyer's crew member was unhurt, and as soon as Bowyer hit reverse after making contact with Kvapil, his crew went to work fixing the damage on his car. Bowyer finished 6th.
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