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Biffle, Said make amends over the phone

August 17, 2011, , NASCAR.com

Greg Biffle and Boris Said discussed their issues from Monday's race at Watkins Glen over the phone on Tuesday and according to Biffle, who talked about the feud on SPEED's Race Hub, the matter is over.

"[Said] understands and he apologized for running me off in the carousel," Biffle said. "He didn't know he did. That was probably the whole thing that led to him coming up to my truck because he didn't understand why I was so mad at him.

Said goes off


Boris Said had plenty of choice words and threats for Greg Biffle following the race at Watkins Glen.

"He ran me off the race track in a very vulnerable spot, similar to what he did to the [David Ragan]. We talked about it and I told him, 'You can very well be where Marcos Ambrose was [Monday]. You need to get in a fast car and show your talent, not be beating and banging and running guys off the race track at spots like that.' We kind of said our peace and that's that."

In Monday's race at Watkins Glen, Biffle and Said traded shots early in the race and then Said was involved in the scary last-lap crash that involved David Reutimann and Biffle's teammate David Ragan.

Following the race, Said went to Biffle's hauler and following a brief altercation, Said had some very choice words for Biffle.

On Tuesday, Biffle said there were a couple reasons he was so upset with Said.

"Several things to come mind. One -- he wrecked me there last year. Never called me, never said anything about it. Number two -- he ran me off in the carousel. That's what ticked me off. Same place we saw the [Jeff Gordon] and [Jeff Burton] in that huge wreck [in 2010] -- ran me off the track there and that was why I was mad at Boris Said. Then he goes and hits [Ragan] off the track.

"And then after the race, not concerned about the safety of those guys, he drives to my truck and parks behind my car. I was fine after the race and that just set me off. I didn't act properly there. I shouldn't have been as aggravated as I was. He should have went and parked at his truck, took his gear off and talked to me or whatever he wanted to do."

One of the things Said said in his post-race interview was he was going to give Biffle "a whipping" and that Biffle would show up to the track soon with "a black eye." Biffle was able to find humor in the situation and even paid Said a compliment.

"I felt like it was like fifth grade, right, which means after recess, 3 o'clock on Wednesday, we're going to fight over by the fence," Biffle said. "Boris has a lot of talent, a lot of skill. He's just not showing it."

"The only reason I didn't wreck [Biffle] right then was because I have a lot of respect for Jack Roush and everything he's done for me over the years -- I wasn't gonna wreck one of his cars. "

--BORIS SAID

Update:

Reached Wednesday, Said confirmed that he'd spoken with both Biffle and team owner Jack Roush in the aftermath of Monday's race.

"It was shocking, really," Said commented. "I just don't understand how [his altercation with Biffle] was news compared to the news of Marcos Ambrose winning his first race or Brad Keselowski racing and almost winning on a broken leg."

According to Said, the accident with Ragan was just that.

"The thing with David Ragan, I didn't do that on purpose," Said explained. "I don't think there was a driver out there that could have lifted to get out of [Ragan's] way, when he just turned on me. I gave him the whole inside of the track and he just screwed up, him or his spotter -- there was no way I could have avoided that wreck.

"I feel bad about that and it was unfortunate that it happened, and it gave Greg Biffle a bunch of ammunition."

Said reiterated, that on a restart, "Biffle tried to wreck me for a lap, and he was hanging his finger out the window. The only reason I didn't wreck [Biffle] right then was because I have a lot of respect for Jack Roush and everything he's done for me over the years -- I wasn't gonna wreck one of his cars."

Said followed up over the phone Tuesday with Roush.

"I wanted to make sure we were OK, because I respect him, and we're fine," Said commented. "I told [Roush] I would never wreck one of his cars, but that I was gonna flatten that driver one of these days.

"And then 15 minutes later, [Biffle] called me, and we had a good talk. As far as I'm concerned it's over with and I'm not gonna worry about it."