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GORDON AND KESELOWSKI THROW DOWN IN FISTICUFFS By Liz Gunn || In case you missed it yesterday, there was a brawl of pretty epic proportions at Texas Motor Speedway. Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon mixed it up on the racetrack and then again after the race was over. Both drivers left…

GORDON AND KESELOWSKI THROW DOWN IN FISTICUFFS

liz gunnBy Liz Gunn || In case you missed it yesterday, there was a brawl of pretty epic proportions at Texas Motor SpeedwayBrad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon mixed it up on the racetrack and then again after the race was over. Both drivers left the track with blood on their face.

Tensions are obviously running high as the season is nearly over.  Gordon and Keselowski are both still in the running for the Sprint Cup Championship, with Gordon sitting just three positions ahead. Keselowski, who obviously has a knack for getting under people’s skin, was also confronted by Matt Kenseth, just two weeks prior after the Bank of America 500.

In a post race interview, Gordon bemoaned Keselowski’s decisions on the track and went so far as to call him a “dipshit”. Keselowski defended his actions saying he was just “racing hard” and that these things are bound to happen. He later went on to say he had nothing to apologize for.

I wouldn’t go so far as to say I’m a true NASCAR fan, but I have a lot of respect for the sport. My grandfather was actually a pit crew chief back in the 1950’s. I’ve been to races at Darlington and Charlotte, and I remember where I was the day Dale Earnhardt died. To me, NASCAR’s appeal is the speed, the danger and the fact that it is so innately Southern.

Every southerner has an inner redneck, and there is no better way to channel yours than by attending a NASCAR race. Plus, the people watching alone is well worth the price of admission.

If you missed the fight, you can watch the video here. With this sort of incident becoming more and more prevalent, is NASCAR turning into WWE? I would love for some real NASCAR fans to weigh in on the subject.
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Liz Gunn is a wife, mom, travel enthusiast, food snob, daydreamer and lifelong Gamecock fan. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she lives in Columbia, S.C. with her husband and daughter.

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19 comments

Just another guy November 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

My favorite part of the fight was Kevin Harvick Pushing Brad into Jeff to get the fight started and then ran away.

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Keselowski is a punk November 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Its my favorite part too, but he didn’t run away. He just pushed Brad back into the area instead of letting him hide behind his crew telling him to fight his own fight, and its exactly what someone should have done to that little turd.

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Clarendonian November 3, 2014 at 4:39 pm

He’s more pissant than punk.

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Bill Jr November 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Harvick has never seen a confrontation he hasn’t backed out of. NASCAR’s biggest phony.
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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 3, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Harvick has never seen a confrontation he hasn’t backed out of. NASCAR’s biggest phony.

YOU TAKE THAT BACK OR DELANA WILL KICK YOUR ASS!

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Just another guy November 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

My favorite part of the fight was Kevin Harvick Pushing Brad into Jeff to get the fight started and then ran away.

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Smirks November 3, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Random guy in the background shouting: “KICK HIS ASS!”

Well, someone’s wish came true.

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Tazmaniac November 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Gordon split his lip going for a “low blow”.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 3, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Gordon split his lip going for a “low blow”.

The Rainbow Warriors had his back.

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Clarendonian November 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

We need more Cale Yarborough, mixing it up with Bobby and Donnie Allison. Nascar needs it, too.

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Philip Branton November 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Well….Liz, we guess you did NOT watch the guy walk blindfolded across the “Chicago Riva”….!

so…just to let you know, maybe you can get the Fitsnews crowd to fund some drapes at the old Mad River Bar …!! http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/Eat/archives/2014/11/03/mad-river-abruptly-closes-corporate-staying-mum

Considering that this Durkin Owner is from New York and Conde Nast has boosted the Charleston tourism noise, it seems that an eatery for the FITSNEWS faithful would be very profitable..!! Heck, this location is an old CHURCH. Maybe the “Fitsnews Pontiff” can conjure up some real “Holy City” ….electoral fashion..?

Come on Liz…….T-Rav needs a new hang out……

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aikencounty November 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Maybe one of these “combatants” should seek the advise and expertise of Jimmy Spencer.

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Curt Busch November 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm

I’ll second that motion.

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aikencounty November 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I caught that!

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aikencounty November 3, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Mean while, I’ll just go to the Outlaws Late Model and Winged Sprint Finals in Charlotte this weekend.
Dirt Late Models, REAL RACING!
Like FREDDIE SMITH taught ’em how to do!

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idcydm November 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Have you ever been to Knoxville IA. If you like Outlaws it’s a must see.

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aikencounty November 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Nope, not that much into sprint cars.
Have been to Eldora and will go again.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 3, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Jimmy Spencer.

Mr. Excitement!

“You mess with the bull, you get the horn.”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 3, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Not a huge BK fan …and even less of a JG fan… but jeez..

The last lap of the race…Gordon drifts high …BK jumps in the hole …Gordon comes down on him…they touch…Gordon’s valve stem gets cut…Gordon gets all pissy.

Next time BK should just shove that whiny little punk up into the wall.

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