Jeff Gordon attacks Robby over Sears win

The winner of Sunday's Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway (nee Sears Point), Robby Gordon, was the victim of an astonishing post-race outburst from runner-up Jeff Gordon, despite the fact the pair raced cleanly to the finish of the hard fought race

Jeff Gordon attacks Robby over Sears win

Jeff's complaint was that earlier in the race Robby overtook his own RCR team-mate, Kevin Harvick, as they raced back to the finish line for a full-course caution period, which is a breach of NASCAR etiquette.

"That was a bunch of crap right there," said Jeff. "Anybody who races back under caution like that, I don't know where his mind is. [Robby] did a great job. He won the race fair and square today, except for that move right there."

Jeff's remarks were odd in that he was flagged for a comparable lapse in track manners in April at Texas, where he blasted past leader Kurt Busch and Busch's two lapped team-mates coming to a caution, as Busch attempted to let mates Jeff Burton and Mark Martin back on the lead lap. That move, more than any other, prompted the debate over the alleged 'gentlemen's agreement'.

Jeff added: "I don't care if they call it a gentlemen's agreement or not. What he did, especially to his team-mate, is absolutely ridiculous. If he can be proud and satisfied with himself to go out there and do what he did today, and he's sitting over there in victory lane because he knows he passed his team-mate under caution, then by all means have it."

For good measure, Jeff added: "What I saw was Robby became an animal as soon as that caution came out because he thought that was his one golden opportunity to get by [Harvick]. He was all over the place on Kevin, and I'm sure Kevin was looking in his mirrors wondering what the heck is going on here.

"That's just unheard-of, I'm telling you. It doesn't surprise me, but it's unheard of in our sport. You rarely ever see that unless it's coming down to the chequered flag or the white flag or with five to go, but not at that point in the race."

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