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Road rage sparks fireworks among drivers

"If you're going to try to win a championship, those types of situations are, in my opinion, going to hinder you from doing that," he said "If you start getting into a battle with a guy, especially if it's somebody that is not in championship contention, you know, then what happens is you're not going to win. It's going to be a lose for you and everybody. If it's somebody that's in the championship, then you guys have to figure out how to settle it, whether it happens on the track or off the track."

Gordon pointed out that everyone was different, "Some people have short fuses and some people have long fuses", and recalled that he'd had his own on-track falling-out with Stewart in the past - and had no desire to ever get in that position again.

"That's not a guy I battle with anymore. We had our situation. I'm so glad that we resolved it fairly quickly. Nobody has more respect for one another out there than me and Tony because I've been on the other side of it with him when he can get mad. He's not a guy that you want to have gunning at you. He's a great race car driver, he's smart, [but] he can get really mad."

With his "Don't make me angry; you wouldn't like me when I'm angry!" message, maybe Stewart ought to switch to an incredibly green livery for the rest of the season.




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