Greg Biffle explains confrontation with Jimmie Johnson at Martinsville

Greg Biffle confronted Jimmie Johnson during a post-race interview Sunday at Martinsville following an incident between the two drivers.

Biffle’s troubles started on lap 246, when Dale Earnhardt Jr. clipped his rear bumper cover, ripping it loose.  After two laps, the Roush Fenway Racing team made the decision to pit and repair the damage. Biffle then returned to the track where he raced his way back to fifth place, but with 130 laps to go, Biffle and Johnson collided, prompting a black flag. Biffle was also forced to pit and repair the damage once again.

Biffle finished the race in ninth place; Johnson, who was a favorite entering the race, struggled with track position throughout the day, and finished in fifth. (Johnson is currently tied with Matt Kenseth for the top spot in the Sprint Cup points standings.)

A few hours after the confrontation, Biffle took to Twitter to apologize.

On Tuesday, Biffle joined Tradin’ Paint on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio to explain what led to the confrontation.

I went back and watched the replay. I’ll give everybody that credit.  The No. 48 ran into the back of me getting down in the corner;  wasn’t on the inside, wasn’t even close, not even any room and knocks the bumper loose.  And I don’t care about the bumper cover, I don’t even want it, but I got to come back down pit road again with 60 laps to go or 70 laps to go and start at the back again, and that made me frustrated.

For Biffle’s full interview, head over to SiriusXM On Demand.

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