Then there was battle of the Jeffs — Gordon vs. Burton — aka "When Smurfs Attack" in 2010. That was the same race when Hendrick Motorsports swapped pit crews between Gordon and Johnson’s team.
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Kyle Busch dumps Ron Hornaday Jr.
In 2011, Kyle Busch lost his temper, during the Truck Series race and intentionally slammed into series championship contender Ron Hornaday Jr. — during a caution. Busch was parked by NASCAR for the rest of the weekend, sitting out both the XFINITY Series and Monster Energy Cup races.
Jeff Gordon vs. Brad Keselowski
Gordon was in the middle of it in 2014, when he took offense to what he saw as Brad Keselowski’s ill-advised attempt to pass him, wrecking him instead. When the two argued on pit road, Kevin Harvick shoved Keselowski into the scrum and all hell broke loose.
Everything is bigger in Texas
Will we see more madness Sunday afternoon?
Time will tell, but it’s always interesting when NASCAR comes to Texas.