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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.

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.