Jeff Gordon went after Brad Keselowski following Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 following contact between the two drivers on a late-race restart that left Gordon with a flat tire and damaged his Chase hopes.
Gordon approached Keselowski on pit road amidst team members for both teams and expressed his displeasure. The situation was tense, but hadn’t become physical until Kevin Harvick, who finished second, walked towards the mass of people and moved Keselowski from the periphery to the middle of it.
“It’s his disregard for what’s going on out there,” said Gordon, the four-time champion who in an earlier live post-race television interview used an expletive in referring to Keselowski. “He made an over-aggressive move. Those are moves you find if you’ve got a slamming, banging race. He cut my left rear tire. That was it for me. It’s a real shame.”