And now it gets a bit more interesting in the Clint Bowyer saga. After a performance in which Bowyer appeared to make a rather effective case for being wronged by NASCAR, Denny Hamlin took the stage in the media center to offer a somewhat different opinion:
"In the garage, everyone has known it for months -- it's not two weeks old. This is something that's been going on for months. They've [the No. 33 team] been warned for a long time, way before Richmond. They knew it was wrong way before [New Hampshire] and I felt like they wanted to get everything they could. What did they have to lose, really? You almost can't fault them for that."
"The car that I had in Atlanta [was] towed all the way in and the tow truck destroyed the trunk. We never replaced one thing on the tail of this car and it just went through inspection fine. My car went through way more destruction than [Bowyer's] did just getting a simple push and my car is fine."
"I'm not too discouraged with what we ended up with [at Loudon]. But I know we were the fastest legal car."
Wow. So, yeah -- it looks like all this took another step upward. So, how does your opinion change of BowyerGate with Hamlin's words?