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Watch Jeff Gordon & Jeff Burton's Racetrack Fight

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Nov. 8 2010, Published 6:10 a.m. ET

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If watching cars race over 180 mph isn't enough excitement for you, how about a good ol' fashion raceway throwdown? That is exactly what viewers witnessed this weekend as NASCAR pro racers Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton got into a bit of a squabble on the track. The fight, however, definitely helped out with NASCAR ratings!

The Gordon/Burton fight went down at the Texas Motor Speedway over the weekend. No punches were thrown, but some intense pushing had the spectators on the edge of their seats.

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So what caused the fight?

Gordon actually got out of his car after Burton slammed him into the wall.

“Of all the people out there, I never thought that would happen with Jeff Burton I’ve always had a tremendous amount of respect for him, but I certainly lost a lot of respect today," Gordon told reporters of the incident.

Burton did admit he was at fault.

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“I knew he was going to be mad, and I don’t blame him for being mad. He didn’t do anything he shouldn’t have done. He was upset, and he should have been upset. I wrecked him under caution – I didn’t mean to wreck him, but I wrecked him under caution – and he meant to tell me he was upset.”

Regardless of who is to blame, NASCAR's ratings — which have been struggling — spiked!

Catch the fight below.

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