Clint Bowyer on Juan Pablo Montoya: 'You Can't Race Around The Jackass'

Clint Bowyer's NASCAR Chase hopes likely ended on Tuesday when contact with Juan Pablo Montoya put him into the wall at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Here's what Bowyer had to say about the incident in a televised interview with ESPN:

You can't race around the jackass. You never can. Anybody in this sport knows what you're up against when the 42 comes up. He dive-bombs the starts and bullies his way up in there, and before you know it, he's in the way and wrecking with somebody.

Unfortunately, I was victim this week. It's just a shame. We're out here racing for a spot in the Chase. He's racing for nothing, you know? I'm tired of it. Everybody in the garage area fights him. He's just an idiot.

Bowyer gave Montoya a sarcastic clap and thumbs up after the wreck. Montoya has been involved in several high-profile incidents with other drivers this season, most notably with Ryan Newman at Richmond.

Meanwhile, David Ragan's engine blew and Regan Smith was spun by Mark Martin as the laps begin to wind down at Atlanta.

Jimmie Johnson is the leader with 75 laps to go, with Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth behind.

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