AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 11: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, collide on track during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2012 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Cops break it up
Police break up fights in the garage area Sunday after an on-track incident with Clint Bowyer (not pictured), driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, and Jeff Gordon (not pictured), driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.
Trying to cool down
Clint Bowyer walks back to his car on pit road after an incident with Jeff Gordon (not pictured), during Sunday's NASCAR race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz.
Out of control.
Clint Bowyer (15) and Jeff Gordon (24) battle to control their cars as they crash at Phoenix. The crash sparked a crew fight in the garage.
Clint Bowyer (15) and Jeff Gordon (24) crash as Gordon strikes back at Bowyer for an earlier incident in the Phoenix race.
A brawl erupted in the NASCAR Sprint Cup garage Sunday at Phoenix. Clint Bowyer's crew was incensed when their driver was crashed into by Jeff Gordon. The two drivers had contact on the track, first with Gordon ending up in the wall and then a few laps later when Gordon retaliated and the drivers crashed out of the race. The fight erupted in the garage, both drivers were called to the NASCAR trailer and then sheriffs were posted in front of the transporter to escort the drivers after their meeting. MORE: Watch the video.
The tempers weren't quickly cooled as NASCAR officials tried to intervene and separate the angered crew members in the garage.
Jeff Gordon was not pleased after the incident with Clint Bowyer. After speaking to reporters in the garage, he headed to the NASCAR trailer for a talk with officials.
On the attack
NASCAR crew members scuffle in the garage area after Bowyer's crew takes action following the on-track incident.
Clint Bowyer's crew takes the offensive as Jeff Gordon's crew tries to block them in the garage at Phoenix.