CHICAGO - Jeff Gordon wonders if Richard Childress Racing intentionally caused a caution at Richmond to help Kevin Harvick win the race.
Gordon was leading Harvick in Saturday night's race when RCR driver Paul Menard spun with 16 laps to go. The drivers pitted, Harvick was first off pit road and pulled away on the restart four laps later, going on to win his fourth race of the season.
Gordon questioned after the race if Menard spun on purpose, and said Thursday speculation has continued that RCR ordered its driver to bring out the caution.
Harvick said he's asked the team and was told Menard had a legitimate tire problem. An RCR spokesman says the organization has no comment.