It was a melee for the ages, well at least for this season. With two laps to go in the Advocare 500 on Sunday, Jeff Gordon intentionally ran into Clint Bowyer, who had rubbed him and caused him to cut a tire earlier in the race. And as with many wrecks, Gordon decided to get in one final shot and pay back Bowyer. The wreck destroyed Bowyer's car and the ensuing events were not pretty.

All of sudden I look up at the TV, and I see a dog pile with Bowyer's and Gordon's crews fighting. Bowyer also tried to find Gordon and he was unsuccessful as he was held back when he reached Gordon's hauler. NASCAR has fined Gordon $100,000 and they have docked him 25 points. And although Gordon has been placed on probation through December 31st, he will be allowed to race in this Sunday's finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In addition to Gordon's fines, Bowyer crew chief Brian Pattie has been fined $25,000 and will be placed on probation though the end of the year, and Gordon's crew chief, Alan Gustafson has also been placed on probation. Rounding out the punishments, Gordon's car owner Rick Hendrick has been docked 25 owner points.

Ironically, points leader and perhaps next week's champion Brad Kesolowski was also fined $25,000, but it was for tweeting during the red flag period following the big wreck. Jimmie Johnson, who wrecked early on Sunday, is now 21 points behind Kesolowski going into the Homestead-Miami finale. Clint Bowyer is currently 4th in the standings.

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