Gordon-Burton fight doesn't top TMS fight card
April, 6, 2011
As exciting as last year's fight on the backstretch between Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton was, it didn't even register when ESPN.com's David Newton went back through the history books to research NASCAR's biggest battles.
His No. 1? Well, it also happened at Texas Motor Speedway:
Nicole Lunders versus Eva Bryan -- 2006, TexasThe rest of his top five can be found here. Good stuff.
We often accuse drivers of acting like girls, so for the sake of humor and because the incident happened at the scene of this weekend's race at Texas, we're going to rank this catfight No. 1.
Let's start by properly identifying the contestants. Lunders was Greg Biffle's girlfriend and later-to-be wife. Bryan was Kurt Busch's fiancée. Apparently, Lunders was worried about her man's well-being more than her man was after Busch hit the back of the No. 16 to cause a wreck that ended Biffle's day.
TV cameras caught Lunders slamming a water bottle on Biffle's pit box, then marching down pit road and climbing onto Busch's pit box, where she got into a fiery exchange with Bryan.
It was so heated that NASCAR officials had talks with the women and issued a friendly reminder that entering another team's pit box is frowned upon.
C'mon. Everybody loves a good catfight.