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Yee Haw! NASCAR Guys Be Fighting

Hoo boy! Now that’s what I’m talking about! Mix a little WWE into some NASCAR action and you got yourself some mighty compelling television.

An irate Jeff Gordon forcibly pushed Jeff Burton after a wreck yesterday in the 191th lap at the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Texas Motor Speedway. Burton took complete responsibility for the collision, which occurred under a caution flag, but that didn’t prevent Gordon from getting punchy. Gordon stormed up to Burton and after pushing him, threw a couple of punches before the two were separated by NASCAR security officials.

Below is each racer’s take on the incident (via FOX Sports):

”Thankfully, I had a long walk to him down the backstretch because I did about the least amount I was going to. I wanted to do a whole lot more to him,” Gordon said. ”You know, I like Jeff, he’s a guy that’s usually very rational and I respect his opinion and he apologized, said it was his fault, said he didn’t mean to do it, and whatever. It’s over.”

“I wrecked him under caution,” Burton said. “I didn’t mean to wreck him but I wrecked him under caution.

“Coming off of Turn 4, he (Jeff Gordon) drove underneath me. I should have let him go and I didn’t. The caution came out and he pulled up next to me to tell me he was upset at me and he went on. Then I went to pull up next to him to acknowledge him, to say he was right and I turned left and he was turning left and we just hung up.

“When we hung, off we went. I honestly don’t know what happened. It was my fault. 100% it was my fault. It was like once we got together, I couldn’t get off of him. I didn’t mean to hit him. I meant to pull up to him and tell him he was right because he was upset with me for what happened off of turn four. I should have let him go. You can’t see off of there right but you can’t see over there right now. You don’t to be side-by-side. I don’t blame him for being for mad. I’d have been mad too.”

Well, it looks like all’s well that ends well, I reckon. Video follows.

Via Outside the Boxscore:

Gordon, Burton scrap after Texas wreck [FOX Sports]