There is a story line that has become increasingly common on NASCAR’s Cup tour in 2010. Teammates racing each other hard, having an on-track incident, and not being happy about it after the fact.
The lack of love lost between drivers in the same stable has boiled over and the public has seen the steam.
Jimmie Johnson did not raise his status on Jeff Gordon’s Christmas card list after the pair rubbed each other the wrong way during the April race in Texas. The Hendrick Motorsports duo ran each other close causing a tire problem on the Johnson machine.
A few weeks later at Talladega Johnson put a block on Gordon. The following traffic jam and accordion effect of slowing cars caused a crash with Gordon being collected. Gordon was upset after the race and let it be known during his broadcast interview.