In the run up to the start of NASCAR's sprint cup chase, a scandal is brewing over a late-race caution called in last week's race at Richmond.

FOX News Radio's Marghiee "Trackside" Teshineh has the story:

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It was the last race to make the chase in Richmond.  But now driver Jeff Gordon is calling this finish "fishy"; describing a late race caution called by Richard Childress driver Paul Menard. Gordon who was winning the race thinks the late caution helped Menard's RCR teammate Kevin Harvick gain an unfair advantage and win the race.

NASCAR President Mike Helton says the allegations are under investigation and Childress Racing has issued a statement stating, "No team orders were given."  Paul Menard has also come out saying he would "not participate" in something so deliberate.

Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.

Editor's Note: The first of the 10-race series known as the chase starts this Sunday at the Chicagoland Speedway.

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