Video: Clint Bowyer Throws Punches in Fight with Ryan Newman at All-Star Race

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMay 19, 2019

Clint Bowyer waits by his car before practice for Saturday's NASCAR All-Star Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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Tempers flared between Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman at the end of Saturday's $1 million All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Neither driver factored much in the final outcome, with Bowyer and Newman finishing 12th and 13th, respectively, in the 19-man field. Newman was clearly upset about something, though, as he spun Bowyer out after the race ended.

Bowyer responded by approaching the No. 6 car and throwing punches through the driver's side window.


Clint Bowyer is NOT happy with Ryan Newman. https://t.co/x2AeNS6ngV

The two explained their sides of the story after exiting their cars and making their way to the infield:


Here's what Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer each had to say. https://t.co/4fBuwEZ7zE

True to his word, Bowyer certainly "poked" Newman in the nose—multiple times.

The scuffle overshadowed Kyle Larson's victory. Larson led the last 13 laps en route to his win and thus earned the winner-take-all purse.