What’s NASCAR without a little post-race drama?
With the copious amount of adrenaline that’s pumping through drivers during a race, it’s only understandable that tensions can boil over occasionally. This race at Watkins Glen back in 2004 is a pretty hilarious example of that.
After getting wrecked out by Greg Biffle, Sterling Marlin has no problem calling him a “bug-eyed dummy” in the follow-up interview. Check out the clip below, and you’ll see how things actually played out.
WATCH: Sterling Marlin Calls Greg Biffle a “Bug-Eyed Dummy”
During the action, Biffle may have got a bit too close to Marlin. They both dove into the right-hand curve at turn one, but Marlin drew the short straw with this one.
Biffle only appeared to barely clip the rear bumper of Marlin’s car, but that was enough to cause him to lose traction and go spinning into the wall. This essentially ended the race for Marlin, so you can see how he’d be a bit upset by this.
Marlin shares a few more words following his “bug-eyed dummy” comment, noting that Biffle did the same thing to Jeff Gordon the year prior. To be fair, Biffle definitely could have gotten off the throttle for a half second to avoid the incident, but he chose to keep the hammer down, and well, this is the result.
Intentional or not, this was certainly some bad luck for Marlin. Though, had this not ever happened, we never would have been graced with Marlin’s glorious diss.
NASCAR drivers aren’t exactly scared to share their opinions about their competitors, especially in an instance like this one, but I have to give Marlin some props for voicing his frustration in such a hilarious way.
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