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Greg Biffle unhappy with Jimmie Johnson after contact at Martinsville

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Greg Biffle stormed over towards Jimmie Johnson after Sunday's race at Martinsville to tell Johnson he wasn't happy about what happened on the track.

Heck, Biffle was so steamed that he apparently grabbed Johnson's firesuit.

Biffle spent much of the race with a flapping back bumper cover, which he says was the result of contact from Johnson, who, like a lot of other drivers on the half-mile short track, had driven aggressively throughout the race.

While Biffle's crew was able to tape the bumper back to the car, it started flapping again, and NASCAR called him to pit road on the race's final caution, which cost Biffle 20 spots of track position.

"We finally had a good car at Martinsville and drove our way all the way up to the top ten, we were running sixth or seventh there and just got our rear bumper tore off," Biffle said. "It takes a lot for a rear bumper to come off and I've got to look back and see what happened but (Johnson) claims he was inside of me -- it sure felt like he hit me from behind and rubbed it across. Nevertheless, we had to come in and start tail end of the longest line with 80 to go and drove all the way back up into the top 10."

Biffle ended up ninth while Johnson finished fifth, and is tied with Matt Kenseth for the Sprint Cup points lead with three races to go.

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Nick Bromberg is the editor of From The Marbles on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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