Magic Mile Moment No. 7: Robby Gordon’s NHMS Helmet Toss – “Well, That’s Just Rude”

(Press Release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway is celebrating 25 years of racing at the track with a countdown of memorable moments 

After hard racing with Michael Waltrip led to Robby Gordon’s day ending early at the 2005 SYLVANIA 300, Gordon responded by getting out of his wrecked car and throwing a helmet into Waltrip’s window net (Photo: Courtesy New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

After hard racing with Michael Waltrip led to Robby Gordon’s day ending early at the 2005 SYLVANIA 300, Gordon responded by getting out of his wrecked car and throwing a helmet into Waltrip’s window net (Photo: Courtesy New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

LOUDON, N.H. – Robby Gordon was rather displeased after a run-in with Michael Waltrip on the backstretch at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 18, 2005.

So, instead of waiting to verbalize his displeasure, Gordon walked onto the track under caution, dodging oncoming cars, before whipping his helmet into the side of the No. 15, to which Waltrip responded over his radio to his spotter, “Well, that was just rude.”

This unforgettable moment is No. 8 on New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s top-10 moments of all-time as it celebrates 25 years of racing at the Magic Mile.

Gordon was initially fined $25,000, 25 driver points and 25 car owner points. But following an interview in front of a national TV audience, Gordon used an expletive to describe Waltrip, costing him another $10,000 and an additional 25 driver points and 25 car owner points.

Recalling the incident years later, Waltrip remarked: “He wound up crashed and was convinced that it was totally my fault. (He threw his helmet) in an effort to display his anger and, in fact, he had an opinion about what I had done.”

Great seats are still available for the 2015 Oxford Casino Season of Speed at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 right around the corner on Sunday, July 19. To purchase tickets please call the NHMS ticket hotline at (603)783-4931 or visit www.nhms.com.

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  1. Sharpie Fan says:

    I thought Kurt Busch was No. 8?

  2. Sharpie Fan,

    Good catch.

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