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Suarez, McDowell get into shoving match during Phoenix qualifying

Daniel Suarez threw Michael McDowell to the ground and both drivers had to be forcibly restrained Friday after they were eliminated while jockeying for position in the first round of qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series race at ISM Raceway. Just about everybody waited until the last couple minutes of the 10-minute qualifying session before exiting pit road, creating chaos on the mile-long track. Suarez and McDowell kept getting in the way of each other, and they ultimately ruined each other’s qualifying attempts. After they got out of their cars, Suarez hopped a concrete wall and exchanged words with McDowell before spinning him to the ground – McDowell never even removed his helmet. It took several crew members to finally pull them apart.(Associated Press)(3-8-2019)