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Racing rage can be costly to drivers
It took Vickers 49 laps, but he delivered a payback that sent Stewart's car on top of a tire barrier.
Both drivers were outraged, neither backed down and it cost them both. Stewart expected retaliation from Vickers, so that may have been one reason why NASCAR actually lived up to its "Boys have at it," policy and didn't step in.
Johnson lost control of his No. 48 Chevrolet two weeks ago at the Kentucky Speedway. Frustrated and angry, he spent the rest of the race driving like a wild man to get back in the top 10.
"Oh that was really impressive," Danica Patrick said. "It doesn't, by any means, make it easy. And him (Johnson) coming from the back of the field to ninth at the end was pretty impressive. But you do tend to find a little extra."
"But every now and again, a certain emotion bubbles inside of you and it makes for a different result or different racing on some levels. And a lot of times it happens when you're running better and you get taken out of that position. So, those are also days where you probably have better cars to do it, too."
"It might seem that I'm real calm all the time, but I think all drivers leave the track frustrated with something," he said. "A missed opportunity, car didn't perform all weekend or car didn't respond. There are pit calls, there are driver mistakes, speeding penalties.
"You know, he wrecked me and I wrecked him," Vickers said. "I could keep talking about it if you want. I could lie to you if you'd like. He made his move, and I addressed it. That's the end of the discussion.
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