NASCAR America’s countdown of the top-five Bristol moments from the spring race is highlighted by a feud that developed between Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano as well as two incidents involving Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon.
In 2013, Hamlin got into the back of Logano which sent the driver spinning out of the race. The confrontation that spilled over into the garage area is still shown in highlight reels five years later.
Gordon holds down the No. 2 and No. 1 slots.
In 1997, Gordon was racing for his third consecutive spring win and was not going to allow Rusty Wallace to get in his way. He employed the bump-and-run to get to Victory Lane.
“The bump’s not the hard part, it’s the run,” said Steve Letarte, who was the tire specialist for the team in that race. “And if you’re going to do the bump, you’ve got to do the run and get away from that competitor.”
Gordon did not fare as well in the No. 1 moment from 2006, so watch the above video to see how that race was resolved.