This isn’t some sissy pushing with helmets on situation kids, this is a full on brawl that left both Brad Keslowski and Jeff Gordon swollen and bleeding from getting their faces hammered by fists after last night’s NASCAR race. Keslowski apparently made some banzai move and ended up hitting Gordon which screwed him up big time causing him to lose position and hurt his chances to win the NASCAR title, which we think Keslowski is still in contention for as well. We’re going to be honest, we couldn’t possibly care less about that any of that junk. What we do care about is the fact that this was a complete and utter donnybrook that exploded on pit row after tensions were simmering and Kevin Harvick ran up behind Keslowski and pushed him into a mass of people that started all the fists flying.
The scary part of the deal is how many people were jammed into the confined space and how that mass of people instantly turned into a sea of violence after things boiled over. The high water mark of the NASCAR fighting realm (on camera at least) was back in 1979 at the Daytona 500 when the infamous Cale Yarborough/Donnie Allison three round bout took place. While this one lacks the clear cut beauty of two guys swinging freely at each other, it trumps the ’79 fight because of the sheer size of it. Also, the interview with Keslowski who is all banged up and bleeding combined with the split screen of Gordon in roughly the same shape is magic. Keslowski seems to be pretty shaken by the whole thing while Gordon is shooting daggers with his eyes the whole time.
We bet that there are cases of Maalox being chugged at NASCAR headquarters today after seeing all of this happen. What will they do? We’re expecting some kind of swift justice from the sanctioning body because Keslowski has made a habit of this post race MMA training as of late. You’d have to study this thing like the Zapruder film to figure out exactly who bashed who because there are literally dozens of people in the scrum. Hell, we’re not sure that the damage caused to both drivers was actually inflicted by the other guy. The fists were flying so furiously they could have gotten their faces rearranged by any number of people in the mix.
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE JEFF GORDON, BRAD KASELWOSKI, AND A CAST OF THOUSANDS BEAT THE STUFFING OUT OF EACH OTHER AFTER LAST NIGHT’S NASCAR RACE –