Racing veteran Boris Said has always been a jovial guy. But the part-time NASCAR Sprint Cup racer wasn’t in a laughing mood after Monday morning’s rain-delayed race at Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Nor were several other drivers after Said touched off a wild crash that sent David Ragan’s car slamming into a guardwall on the last lap.
Ragan emerged unhurt, but his Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle was overheated.
After returning to the garage area, Biffle reached into Said’s cockpit and threw a couple of punches, or what Said described as “a few little baby punches and then when I get out, he runs away and hides behind some big guys.”
Said became more fired up when he couldn’t get close enough to Biffle to land a punch, saying, “He is the most unprofessional little scaredy cat I’ve ever seen in my life. He wouldn’t even fight me like a man after.”
(Note to Said: Real men don’t say “scaredy cat.”)
One observer noted that Said was still wearing his helmet when pursuing Biffle, which also is not especially manly.
Said vows he will get within arm’s reach of Biffle.
“So, if someone texts me his address, I’ll go see him Wednesday at his house and show him what he really needs. He needs a whooping and I’m going to give it to him. … He’ll show up at a race with a black eye one of these days.”
Said suggested in an interview on SiriusXM satellite radio that NASCAR erect a mixed-martial arts octagon near the garages so drivers can settle disagreements.
Said isn’t entered for Sunday’s Cup race at Michigan International Speedway, but the promoter and ESPN, which will air the race, should find a car for him to drive in case he can’t find Biffle this week.
Biffle will be at the track.
■ UFL: TOURNAMENT STYLE — The United Football League today will announce its revised four-team, six-game 2011 season schedule.
Maybe it should change its name to the United Football Tournament. Using “League” to describe four teams and six games is an exaggeration.
■ OPERATION REPO: COLLEGE VERSION — Texas defensive back Christian Scott remains on suspension from the Longhorns after his Aug. 8 arrest on a misdemeanor charge of assault with bodily injury from an incident that allegedly occurred when a woman was trying to repossess his car.
According to the arrest warrant obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, Scott grabbed Jeanne Somers Doyle from his car and threw her to the ground in a parking lot.
No details were provided about the size of Doyle, who owns the repossession company, but if she is anywhere near the size of the female co-star on TruTV’s “Operation Repo,” then Scott would have been clearly overmatched.
The 2000 Cadillac owned by Scott was being repossessed because he had fallen behind on his payments. It was the second time Doyle had repossessed his car.
Hold on one second here. A college football player driving an 11-year-old vehicle that he’d actually made some payments on? Now that’s novel.
COMPILED BY JEFF WOLF
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL