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Track Justice: Gordon Merits Suspension

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If NASCAR wants to show consistency in its rules, it will suspend Jeff Gordon for the season finale Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Gordon should be parked for retaliating against Clint Bowyer and igniting a brawl between their two race teams.

What Gordon did to Bowyer Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway wasn’t as bad as Kyle Busch intentionally wrecking Ron Hornaday in the truck race at Texas last year but it ranks close enough to merit a suspension.

After Bowyer ran into Gordon, cutting his tire and causing him to wreck, Gordon waited on...

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