Jeff Gordon must really be thirsting for that first win of 2010. He had a good car at Sonoma, but it wasn't in the same zip code as eventual winner Jimmie Johnson or Marcos Ambrose, so Gordon apparently decided to use his car as a battering ram.
The reaction to that decision? Just watch the video.
While it's unclear as to who "them" actually includes, the "him" is Gordon, who spun Truex in the hairpin Turn 11 just a few turns after getting into Mattias Ekstrom (who in turn, spun around David Ragan)
Gordon's spin of Truex put Truex back in the pack, and on a restart on Lap 68, well, this happened:
And from Truex's interview, it's clear that he's another driver who isn't a fan of the double-file restarts. Of course, Truex may have a different opinion had he not been back in the pack in the first place. Gordon apologized over the radio, but Truex hadn't gotten that apology when he was interviewed by TNT after getting out of the infield care center.
Gordon was also apologetic after the race, and did say that he probably deserved what he has coming to him.
"It was pretty wild and crazy. I made a lot of guys mad today. I certainly owe Martin Truex an apology. He was just racing as clean as he could, and I was racing with Juan Pablo [Montoya] and I just got in there and took him straight out. I feel awful about that," Gordon said.
"Running into the back of them, it was like being on a short, dirt track. I know we've made a lot of people mad. We finished top five; we'll just take it. It tore our race car up and we never had a shot of winning after that, but a lot of guys didn't finish top five like we did, so oh well."
- Martin Truex