NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon had choice words for fellow racer Brad Keselowski following a wild post-race brawl that left the four-time champion with a bloody lip.
“He’s just a dipshit, you know,” Gordon said of Keselowski in a live interview with ESPN following the melee at the AAA Texas 500 in Fort Worth on Sunday.
Following a re-start, Gordon was trying to get around eventual winner Jimmie Johnson. But he spun out after his left rear tire was cut when Keselowski slammed his car from behind.
After the race, a heated Gordon and his pit crew approached Keselowski and his team. Gordon, who finished the race in 29th place, lunged at Keselowski on pit row. Both drivers’ crews pushed and threw punches, and Keselowski ended up on the ground.
“We were just racing for the win,” said Keslowski, who finished the race in third place and had scratches on his face from the fight.
Gordon’s emotions were especially high given that he dropped from first place in NASCAR’s championship race down to fourth. Fittingly, Keslowski is right behind him in the fifth spot.
“The way he races, I don’t know how he’s ever won a championship,” Gordon told ESPN.
Asked to explain why he confronted the younger driver, Gordon said “he beats his own drum.”
“He’s got to pay the consequences,” he continued.
“The kid is just doing stuff way over his head.”