Gordon and Keselowski Have at It in Texas
Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this past weekend in Texas, however the win was over shadowed by a post-race altercation that left two Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contenders bloody and bruised.
After the race, Jeff Gordon got out of his car and confronted Brad Keselowski on pit road. The two exchanged words until fellow Chase contender Kevin Harvick pushed Keselowski, several crew members got involved and chaos ensued.
The reason for the confrontation was during the first attempt at a green-white-checkered restart, Keselowski restarted third and tried to split first and second-place Gordon and Johnson, the move resulted in contact between the No. 2 and 24 and a flat left rear tire for Gordon.
Gordon crossed the finish line in the 29th position and dropped in the Chase standings. His team is now in a must win to move on position.
Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Keselowski and Harvick are in the same position as Gordon, they need to win to move on.
Ryan Newman, is third in the Chase standings and needs to finish ninth or better, 10th and lead at least one lap or 11th and most laps led to move on to the Championship Round in Homestead.
Joey Logano leads the Chase standings and Denny Hamlin is second, both drivers need to finish 11th or better, 12th and at least one lap led or 13th and most laps led to move on.
The final four positions to move on and compete for the Sprint Cup championship will be decided this weekend in Phoenix, watch live on ESPN, listen live on MRN on Sunday at 2 p.m. CT.