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Gordon was racing for the lead on a green-white-checkered restart when Keselowski slammed into him, cutting his left-rear tire and causing him to spin. Gordon approached Keselowski on pit road after the race, and after yelling at him, Gordon lunged at him, setting off a wild melee between the two drivers. As the two crews scuffled, a Gordon crewman grabbed Keselowski and threw him to the ground.
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Gordon also wound up going down and the two crews brawled. Both Gordon and Keselowski came out of the pile with blood on their faces and lips as Jimmie Johnson celebrated his win in victory lane.
Gordon, who entered the race as the points leader and is racing for his fifth career championship, was furious with Keselowski even after the fight.
"We were sitting there on older tires. I spun the tires a little but I got a pretty decent restart," he told ESPN. "We went down into (turn) one and I just wanted to get to the outside of the 48 (Johnson) and and out of nowhere I just got slammed by the 2 and it cut my left-rear tire. He's just a dip---. The way he races, I don't know how he ever won a championship and I'm just sick and tired of it.
"That's why everybody is fighting and running him down. Your emotions are high. That was a huge race for us. We had the car and we had the team."
The brawl marked the second time in four weeks that Keselowski has been involved in controversy and a fight after the race. Matt Kenseth jumped him after the race at Charlotte and Keselowski was fined $50,000 for hitting Kenseth's car on pit road and racing through the garage after Denny Hamlin.
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