Texas-sided drama: 5 crazy NASCAR moments at Texas Motor Speedway
Ever since NASCAR has been racing at 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway -- site of Sunday's AAA Texas 500 -- the action has been fast-paced and full of drama. Following are the 5 wildest situations in TMS history. Let's count them down!
Getty Images for Texas Motor SpeTom Pennington
5. Kyle Busch gets a little too rowdy
Crew members work on Ron Hornaday Jr.'s No. 33 OneMain Financial Chevrolet in the garage area after an incident in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350k at Texas Motor Speedway on November 4, 2011. NASCAR suspended Kyle Busch from the weekend's Sprint Cup race as a result of the crash.
Getty Images for NASCARJohn Harrelson
4. A battle of the Jeffs
Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton came to blows on the backstretch in November 2010 after Burton ran into the back of Gordon's car under caution. After wrestling around for a bit, the two veterans shared a ride to the infield care center.
3. Chad Knaus calls in backup
After lackluster pit stops in a crucial Chase race in November 2010, crew chief Chad Knaus took advantage of teammate Jeff Gordon's woes and called on the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports crew to pit the No. 48 for the rest of the race.
2. Chase race showdown
Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski and their pit crews took part in a large post-race brawl on pit road after the November 2014 Chase race at Texas Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick provided the spark to the fight by shoving Keselowski toward Gordon after the pair exchanged words.
Getty ImagesBrian Lawdermilk
1. Michael McDowell puts the Car of Tomorrow to the test
Michael McDowell had one of the most terrifying Sprint Cup Series wrecks ever seen at Texas Motor Speedway. The April 2008 incident occurred during qualifying at TMS, when McDowell hit the outside wall nearly head on and did a series of barrel rolls in the No. 00 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota, spewing parts as the car. McDowell climbed from the car unscathed once it came to a stop.