Angry teammates were out of line

Updated: September 15, 2003, 2:04 PM ET
By By Scott Symmes | ESPN Insider

In racing, there's a difference between cheap shots and mistakes. Richard Childress Racing teammates Robby Gordon and Kevin Harvick should know that by now.

In Saturday's Chevy Rock & Roll 400 in Richmond, Va., both Gordon and Harvick were victims of late-race incidents. Battling for fourth with 19 laps to go, Jeff Burton sent Gordon spinning into the wall. Eleven laps later, Ricky Rudd planted Harvick while the two were challenging Ryan Newman for the lead.