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NASCAR Parks Bowyer After Retaliation Against Hamlin Dover 05.15.10

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Clint Bowyer says he remembers when he was racing Late Models that when one car took out another car on a restart, the driver that got taken out typically retaliated. Bowyer relived those days Saturday in the Nationwide Series Heluva Good! 200 at Dover International Speedway . Running second when he was spun by Denny Hamlin on a restart with two laps remaining in the scheduled distance, Bowyer went to pit road and, after a brief red-flag period, returned to the track and turned Hamlin while the race was under caution. NASCAR promptly parked Bowyer for the remainder of the event. Hamlin brought his Joe Gibbs Racing car home 12th while Bowyer wound up 25th in whats been a long season for the No. 21 Richard Childress Racing team. I wasnt pleased that my car got torn up and I didnt want to have to do that, Bowyer said. Its the guys [on this team], theyve been struggling. Frustration comes out. The last two or three months theyve been coming home with wrecked race cars and finally were coming home with a good finish. I dont have any beef with Denny. We get along fine. Racing Late Models coming up through my career if I wrecked somebody on the restart liked that, they come back and crash me exactly like that. It was pretty much tit for tat.