Martin Truex Jr. rubbed up against the wall and brought out the caution flag at Texas on Sunday. The delay in the action resulted in even bigger problems for two of the drivers. Jeff Burton was trying to pull up next to Jeff Gordon to apologize for being too aggressive just before the caution came out, but he wound up hitting Gordon and knocking the 24 out of the race. Gordon was understandably pissed and went after Burton as soon as they got out of their cars:
Gordon slipped to 6th in the Chase standings after the poor finish while Burton fell two spots to dead last. And wouldn’t you know, it’s now Denny Hamlin leading the Chase for a change, not Jimmie Johnson. If there’s something with which we can all get down, it’s definitely seeing two drivers go at it. And maybe seeing someone else win the Chase would be nice too.