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Sprint Cup scouting report: Texas Motor Speedway

Sprint Cup scouting report

Texas Motor Speedway

What/when/where: Texas AAA 500; 3 p.m. today; Fort Worth

TV/radio: ESPN; 102.5-FM

The setup: Clint Bowyer left Richard Childress Racing on good terms at the end of the 2011 season but can understand the acrimony that comes from leaving the organization, such as the fracas between Kevin Harvick and Ty Dillon in last week's truck series race at Martinsville. Harvick blamed Dillon and older brother Austin as the reason he's leaving RCR at the end of the season, saying team owner Richard Childress favored his grandsons. Bowyer laughed at the episode and said it was a product of Harvick and Childress bidding adieu after 13 years together. Harvick, who has three races left at RCR, apologized. "That's a divorce and then you wake up and realize that you have got to live with them for three more weeks," Bowyer said. "And you're like, 'Oh, oh. Well, baby, I didn't mean it. You ain't that bad. Can you bring the dog back for the next three weeks, a little joint custody? But I still want a divorce.' "

Times wires

Sprint Cup scouting report: Texas Motor Speedway 11/02/13 [Last modified: Saturday, November 2, 2013 9:26pm]
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