Clint Bowyer’s Michael Waltrip Racing crew went on the offensive Sunday afternoon after an on-track clash between their driver and Jeff Gordon. The crew members erupted into a brawl in the Phoenix International Raceway garage area with members of Gordon’s team.
Monday afternoon, Michael Waltrip Racing issued a statement concerning the actions of Bowyer’s team.
“The goal of Michael Waltrip Racing is to be a championship-level organization both on and off the track. The on-track incident which occurred during Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway was extremely disappointing and brought raw emotions of a long and hard championship battle to the surface. Though we generally cannot control certain actions on the track, the unfortunate reactions off the track Sunday did not live up to the professional standards in which Michael Waltrip Racing expects all of its representatives to live by. We commit to our sponsors, our manufacturer, our fans and NASCAR that we will do so in the future.”