According to a report on RacinBoys.com, the Jimmie Johnson-Ryan Blaney feud is over.
Blaney told the outlet that he brought beers to Johnsonâs motorhome Friday night, the two drivers talked, and they agreed to put their different opinions of what happened between them last week at Watkins Glen behind them.
âWe talked for half an hour,â Blaney told RacinBoys.com. âI thought it ended really well. It was just a discussion, two guys talking, explaining our sides. We didnât agree on some things, but it was agree to disagree on a few things.â
Johnson was angered last weekend when he spun after what he viewed as Blaney running through him late in the race at Watkins Glen International. Blaney said he was simply racing Johnson hard.
The verbal sparring continued Friday when Johnson said he was disappointed that he didnât receive a mid-week phone call from Blaney to apologize.
âThere was a window of opportunity there from my standpoint for Ryan to handle it a certain way, to engage in at least the way that I know I have when it wasnât on purpose and I have yet to see or hear from him,â Johnson told NASCAR.com. âSo, that only validates my line of thought and how angry I was in the car.â
From Blaneyâs standpoint, no apology was necessary.
âI have nothing to apologize about,â Blaney told NASCAR.com on Friday. âHe came down on me. I apologized to him right then and there, even though it was his fault. I have a lot of respect for Jimmie â or had a lot of respect â thatâs why I kind of let him chew my ass out for a minute, minute-and-a-half or whatever he did and I didnât go back into him, especially when he put a finger in my face.
âThen his comments after we got done talking pretty much threw all that out the window. That respect is very little.â
According to Blaney, though, the two drivers have agreed to put their differences aside and race each other cleanly.