Perhaps cosmic payback is indeed a thing.
It might help explain why Clint Bowyer is 32nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, just seven points ahead of Michael McDowell.
Bowyer is right in the middle of a race to irrelevance, and that's not a good thing. Bowyer is not only one of the funniest guys in the business but also a darned good driver. He has finished in the season top 10 four times during his 12-year Cup career, including a career-best second in 2012. And then there's 2013 in Richmond, where that cosmic turn probably took place.
Bowyer spun with seven laps remaining, helping his-then Michael Waltrip Racing teammate...