FORT WORTH, Texas — Jimmie Johnson won for a record fourth time at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, but it was the brawl in the pits that is making headlines.
Kevin Harvick finished second, followed by Keselowski, who was grabbed by Jeff Gordon following the race.
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A brawl then broke out between the teams and pits.
“We were sitting there on a little bit older tires. I spun the tires a little bit, but I got a pretty decent start. We went down into (Turn) 1. I just wanted to get to the outside of the 48, and out of nowhere, I got slammed with the 2. And it cut my left rear tire. He’s a dip (expletive),” Gordon said of Keselowski.
“He gets himself in this position, and he’s got to pay the consequences. I’m going to race him the same way he races me but that kind of stuff is just uncalled for.”
Keselowski’s response: “We were just racing for the win. I didn’t wreck him. Just racing hard, and he left a hole. Everything you watch in racing, (if) you leave a hole, you’re supposed to go for it. It closed back up; we made contact. I don’t want to ruin anyone’s day. I wanted to win the race, and that was our opportunity. Just didn’t come together.