Biffle Apologizes to Johnson Fans

Greg Biffle

"I didn't realize he was on camera. I apologize for that. I should have maybe waited until he was done and then had my conversation with him in private with no cameras or media around.’" (Photo: Getty Images)

Greg Biffle said his apology on Twitter was to Jimmie Johnson fans for how he reacted toward Johnson after Sunday’s race and that he plans to phone Johnson to offer a personal apology.

Biffle confronted Johnson on pit road after Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway, spinning Johnson as he talked to reporters and then swearing at Johnson and sticking a finger in his face, upset about an incident between them with about 125 laps left.

“I probably should have grabbed him by the arm maybe and voiced my displeasure,’‘ Biffle said Tuesday in a conference call with reporters. “I wasn't going to do the old patented Jeff Gordon two-arms-to-the-chest. He's kind of got that one. But I was upset that I had to start at the back. I had a good opportunity to get a top‑three finish at Martinsville for the first time. Quite honestly after that thing was over, maybe a chance to battle for the win.

“It just didn't transpire, and I was a little upset about that. I should have handled that a little differently with Jimmie. I didn't realize he was in the middle of his interview. I didn't realize he was on camera. I apologize for that. I should have maybe waited until he was done and then had my conversation with him in private with no cameras or media around.’’

Instead, Biffle’s confrontation was caught on tape.

“Hey, you knocked my ... rear bumper off,’’ Biffle yelled at Johnson after grabbing Johnson’s collar and spinning him.

“I was inside of you,’’ Johnson said. “I was inside of you.’’

“You ... ran into the back of me,’’ Biffle yelled.

“I was inside of you,’’ Johnson said.

“You better watch it,’’ Biffle said.

Biffle started to walk away when Johnson reached out to him to continue talking.

“If you want to talk about it, we can talk about it,’’ Johnson said.

“We just did,’’ Biffle said. “I had to go all the way to the back.’’

Biffle said Tuesday a “misconception’’ was that he should have been mad at Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose contact first damaged the rear bumper.

“We came in and fixed it and started at the back,’’ Biffle said. “(Johnson) ran square in the back of my car, not inside of me, like his claim when I came up and talked to him about it.’’

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