Texas Motor Speedway has been the playground for one of NASCAR’s major fights in the Cup Series, almost a decade ago in 2014, Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski got into a heated fight.
Brad Keselowski had attempted to push for the victory and instead managed to cut Gordon’s tires.
That angered the Hendrick Motorsport driver beyond belief, as he boycotted his vehicle and went to find Keselowski for a payback.
Jeff Gordon finished the race in 29th, which became a critical blow to his Cup Series championship chances at the time.
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Following the race, Jeff Gordon went straight to Brad Keselowski’s car on pit road leading to Gordon and Keselowski mourning bloody lips afterward.
“Out of nowhere, I just got slammed by the 2, and I cut my left rear tire,” Gordon said.
“I mean, he’s a dips–t. The way he races, I don’t know how he’s ever won a championship. I’m just sick and tired of it. We had the car. We had the position.”
Gordon was on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio this week where he opened up about the 2014 brawl with Brad Keselowski admitting he was at fault by missing the restart.
“I told Brad Keselowski it took me a while to admit this to him I missed the restart, first of all we had multiple restarts and of course Clint Bowyer had to play a part in all of this.” said Gordon.
“He spun out for that last restart and that’s what caused the caution, honestly it was on me I missed the restart.” Jeff Gordon added.
Jeff Gordon admits he was at fault for Brad Keselowski’s 2014 Texas brawl
By and large @JeffGordonWeb has no regrets over the course of his 93 wins & 4 championships…
🗣️ “I missed the restart.” #NASCAR
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) January 23, 2023
The incident remains one of the several controversial moments of Gordon’s notable NASCAR career.