High-Octane Bad Blood NASCAR has a long history of Hatfield-McCoy-like feuds. (Richard Petty vs. David Pearson was the nastiest of 'em all.) Here's a look at the big three of '03.

July 13, 2003

1. Jeff Gordon vs. Robby Gordon
2003 head-to-head results: Jeff leads 12-5

The battle of the Gordons--who are related only by their mutual
antipathy--flared again after last month's Dodge/Save Mart 350 at
Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., when Jeff, who took second,
said Robby won only because of a pass made under yellow. "If
Robby was as fast under green as he was under caution," said
Jeff, "he'd win a lot of these things."

2. Kurt Busch vs. Jimmy Spencer
2003 head-to-head results: Busch leads 12-5

Though one-sided, this rivalry remains white-hot because Busch
and Spencer simply can't stand each other. Last year Busch said
Spencer had "the brain of a peanut"; this year Mr. Excitement
asserted that Busch "has a lot of problems mentally."

3. Dale Earnhardt Inc. vs. Richard Childress Racing
2003 head-to-head results: DEI leads in victories, 2-1

The team that Dale Earnhardt founded (DEI) and the team he raced
for (RCR) rule the restrictor-plate tracks. Each privately feels
the other is stealing trade secrets--a fear exacerbated in May,
when Jeff Green, fired by RCR, was hired by DEI, and Steve Park,
fired by DEI, was hired by RCR.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)