NASCAR: Boris Said and Greg Biffle Make Up After Fight at Watkins Glen

Luke KrmpotichContributor IIAugust 18, 2011

WATKINS GLEN, NY - AUGUST 12:  Boris Said, driver of the #51 Phoenix Construction/Thank A Teacher Today-Security Benefit Chevrolet, sits in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 12, 2011 in Watkins Glen, New York.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
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After Monday's fight, explosive interview and Twitter war between Boris Said and Greg Biffle, the two drivers have worked through their issues, NASCAR.com reports.

Biffle and Said talked about their differences over the phone and Biffle explained what happened on SPEED's Race Hub.

"[Said] understands and he apologized for running me off in the carousel," Biffle said. "He didn't know he did. That was probably the whole thing that led to him coming up to my truck because he didn't understand why I was so mad at him."

This development may be disappointing to some fans who hoped to see the feud continue the next time the rivals met on the track, but some sort of resolution was necessary after the inflammatory language Said used in in his post-race interview at Watkins Glen. Among other things, Said threatened to find Biffle's house and give him "a whooping", saying that Biffle will "show up at a race with a black eye one of these days."

During his interview, Biffle explained why he was upset at Said and accepted part of the blame for what happened.

"And then after the race, not concerned about the safety of those guys, he drives to my truck and parks behind my car. I was fine after the race and that just set me off" Biffle said. "I didn't act properly there. I shouldn't have been as aggravated as I was. He should have went and parked at his truck, took his gear off and talked to me or whatever he wanted to do."

For his part, Said claimed on Wednesday that he was surprised at how much coverage his altercation with Biffle received.

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"It was shocking, really," Said commented. "I just don't understand how [his altercation with Biffle] was news compared to the news of Marcos Ambrose winning his first race or Brad Keselowski racing and almost winning on a broken leg."

Said reported that he had talked with both Biffle and owner Jack Roush over the phone and he believes the incident to be closed, stating that "As far as I'm concerned it's over with and I'm not gonna worry about it."

Said expressed his respect for Roush, saying he has "A lot of respect for Jack Roush and everything he's done for me over the years." He concluded by saying, "I wanted to make sure we were OK, because I respect him, and we're fine."

Apparently they are, because Biffle even managed to compliment Said, saying that "Boris has a lot of talent, a lot of skill. He's just not showing it."

Hmm...that's a funny way to compliment someone.

Stay tuned the next time these two drivers take to the track together.

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