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Tradin' Paint

By Todd McClamroch in News on Jul 10, 2006 1:00PM

NASCAR LogoThe NASCAR Nextel Cup Series drove through town this weekend for the USG Sheetrock 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. There was some good old-fashioned feuding taking place on the raceway. Back in March Matt Kenseth used his number 17 Ford to wreck Jeff Gordon. Afterwards Gordon found Kenseth in the Pits and gave him a shove. On Sunday we learned that the feud is still on between the drivers.

Although Matt Kenseth had been in control for most of the race he saw the race spin out of control with just five laps left. Gordon slid in behind Kenseth and gave him a nudge in the back that was enough to spin Kenseth out and clear the way for Jeff Gordon to win the USG Sheetrock 400. Asked about the incident after the race Gordon said "I didn't mean to wreck him, but I didn't mind moving him out of the way either."

I am sure the race fans in New England will see the next stage of the feud when NASCAR visits for the New England 300 in Loudon, N.H. Chicagoland race fans can see the Indy Racing League at Chicagoland Speedway September 9th for the PEAK Antifreeze Indy 300 Presented by Mr. Clean.