Jeff Gordon Jeff Burton Fight Video: See The Two Drivers Mix It Up on The Track

Sam WestmorelandFeatured ColumnistNovember 8, 2010

Jeff Gordon Jeff Burton Fight Video: See The Two Drivers Mix It Up on The Track

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    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  NASCAR officials break up a fight between Jeff Gordon (2R), driver of the #24 DuPont/National Guard Chevrolet, and Jeff Burton (R), driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolett, as seen on the Sprint Vision screen in the infield
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    Jeff Gordon got into a bit of a heated debate with fellow Sprint Cup Driver Jeff Burton Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway. 

    The four-time NASCAR Winston and Sprint Cup champion was wrecked by Burton heading into Turn 1 on Lap 192 of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. 

    We've got the video of the incident, as well as the latest on what each driver's reaction was and how this affects their standing in the Chase. 

What Happened?

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    Burton wrecked both himself and the number 24 car of Gordon heading into Turn 1 of Lap 192 of the 334 lap race at Texas Motor Speedway, a lap that was under caution. 

    According to Burton, he was attempting to apologize for cutting Gordon off earlier in the lap, but the sun got in his eyes, and he caught Gordon's bumper. 

    Once both racers were wrecked, Gordon approached Burton and told him how he felt with a solid shove.

    Check out the video below.

What Was Said After The Race

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    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 07:  Jeff Burton, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolett, talks to the media as he walks from the infield care center after an incident with Jeff Gordon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on N
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    After the race, Burton seemed apologetic, claiming fault for the wreck, but Gordon was still fairly hot under the collar. 

    "I knew he was going to be mad," Burton said, according to ESPN. "I don't blame him for being mad. He was upset, and he should have been upset. I didn't mean to wreck him, but I wrecked him under caution. I don't have a bit of a problem with what he did," referring to the confrontation.

    "He felt I came up on him and he didn't mean to wreck me," Gordon said. "I like Jeff, he's a guy who seems pretty rational, and I respect his opinion. He said it was his fault and he said he didn't mean to do it, and whatever, it's over."

Chase Impact

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    FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06:  Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont/National Guard Chevrolet, gets into his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2010 in Fort Worth, T
    Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

    Neither Gordon nor Burton were viewed as serious contenders for the Chase title heading into Sunday's race, although Gordon was ranked fourth. The crash obviously wipes out what little chance either of them had to take home the title, as just two races remain in the season, and both have considerable ground to make up. Gordon drops from fourth to sixth, 331 points behind the leader, while Burton sits 12th, 473 points out of first. 

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