After Clint Bowyer's crew accosts Jeff Gordon, Michael Waltrip Racing issues statement

Christian Petersen

The following is a statement released by Michael Waltrip Racing regarding Sunday's altercation between Clint Bowyer's crew and Jeff Gordon, which took place after Gordon intentionally wrecked Bowyer.

"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."

What do you think? Was it necessary for MWR to apologize for its role in the altercation?

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