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Suarez, McDowell gets physically on the pavement during qualification

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Temperatures were uncharacteristic in the mid-60s in the desert Friday afternoon. This does not mean that things were not heated at ISM Raceway. Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell became physical under the Busch Pole Qualifying, shoving each other on the pit road with Stewart-Haas Racing driver vigorously taking down his second Ford stable after McDowell initiated contact. The unevenness spurned from a track dispute where Suarez could not pass No. 34 by McDowell in the first round of qualifying. The SHR driver said he felt McDowell did not consciously allow him to run a completely unhindered lap – which resulted in his worst starting point (28 th ) of the season. McDowell starts just near him, on the 27th. After the first round, Suarez immediately qualified to meet McDowell, who just left his car on the pit road. The two spoke shortly before McDowell drove Suarez and scuffle on time. "He was on the corner of (Turns) 1 and 2 and I assumed he would get out of my way in turn 3 and 4 and he didn't," Suarez told reporters after the fracase. "He was on his way for the whole second round and he ruined my opening of the third lap. So he squeezed quite a lot on my qualifications. … " I am the type of driver I will give much respect to you , always, if you give me respect. If you don't give me respect, I'll kick your ass. " McDowell, minutes…

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Temperatures were uncharacteristic in the mid-60s in the desert Friday afternoon.

This does not mean that things were not heated at ISM Raceway.

Daniel Suarez and Michael McDowell became physical under the Busch Pole Qualifying, shoving each other on the pit road with Stewart-Haas Racing driver vigorously taking down his second Ford stable after McDowell initiated contact.

The unevenness spurned from a track dispute where Suarez could not pass No. 34 by McDowell in the first round of qualifying. The SHR driver said he felt McDowell did not consciously allow him to run a completely unhindered lap – which resulted in his worst starting point (28 th ) of the season. McDowell starts just near him, on the 27th.

After the first round, Suarez immediately qualified to meet McDowell, who just left his car on the pit road. The two spoke shortly before McDowell drove Suarez and scuffle on time.

“He was on the corner of (Turns) 1

and 2 and I assumed he would get out of my way in turn 3 and 4 and he didn’t,” Suarez told reporters after the fracase. “He was on his way for the whole second round and he ruined my opening of the third lap. So he squeezed quite a lot on my qualifications. …

” I am the type of driver I will give much respect to you , always, if you give me respect. If you don’t give me respect, I’ll kick your ass. “

McDowell, minutes after the fisticuffs, was back to his jovial self, glittering and saying that there is not much on the whole.” “It was kind of chaotic out there. I would also be upset. I destroyed his knee but then he tried to crash us, says Front Row Motorsports driver. “I made a mistake, an honest mistake. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s just a part of it. … It’s not the way we wanted it to go. It hurt us too.

” When you touch someone l understand that they are frustrated. But when you try to hurt someone and damage hundreds of thousands of dollars by racing cars, it takes a whole new level. “

APPEARANCE: McDowell at Suarez:” He tried to crash us “

Despite the fiery event, there is some comedy to jump off it.

” We were on a hockey game last night “McDowell said.” Don’t read too much into it. It’s emotions, man. Just as it is.

“What happened on the track was not acceptable in my eyes. So that’s it.”

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