Notable Quotables: Jeff Gordon/Kurt Busch
Look, there was good racing all day amongst a lot of guys. There was respect given for guys when they were getting back to the inside. (He) was on the outside lane on restarts and so yeah, he shoved me in there and I shoved him back in Turn 4. I didn’t mean to get into him that hard, but over the years with Gordon here, back in the 97, wrecking the 2 car, whether you’re a current Kurt fan or ex-Rusty fan, he’s wrecked the 2 car a lot here.
(Did the contact w/the 24 hurt your car?) His chicken move afterward wasn’t called for, but that shows the game we’re gonna play. One bump versus another bump, it still seems like the scorecard isn’t even.
Why does that not surprise me that (Busch) said that? I think if we just let him talk, that’s all that really needs to be said.
We were racing hard. We got shuffled back on the pit stop before that. We ran him down quite a bit, we were quite a bit faster than him. I dove inside of him in turn three and I definitely over-shot it a little bit. Either he didn’t know I was there or whatever and cut down on me and I got into him. Kurt Busch doesn’t have a very long fuse so either it was pay-back or he just got angry really quick and decided to wreck us. We just did what we could do to come home with the best finish we could.
I said it here, more than once, that I probably made the move a little late. I was going to get into him. It wasn’t much. But I gave him enough of a reason that, whatever things he has from past history or whatever thoughts he has in there, it sparked it, you know? At that point, he was determined to wreck us.
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