Jeff Gordon and Rusty Wallace, two NASCAR Hall of Famers, didn’t see eye to eye for a long while.
The two drivers were among the greatest of their generation, and that led to inevitable on-track clashes. Two in particular that stand out occurred five years apart, but both at Bristol Motor Speedway — in 1997 and 2002, Gordon used his bumper to knock Wallace up the track during the final laps and pull ahead for the victory.
It contributed to an icy relationship between the two competitors and champions.
Following those Bristol races re-airing in full on our YouTube channel this week, both Gordon and Wallace sat down with NASCAR host Alex Weaver to discuss those Bristol finishes, their rivalry then … and their relationship today.
Watch the entire interview and discussion below.