Ok so I want to preface my question with the fact that I'm not trying to present a crackpot theory, I obviously have a flaw in my logic I just need a little correcting. So I was reading about gluons and read that they had to have a mass to allow the strong force to have a limiting range. So this lead my thoughts to the conclusion that they must therefore have a speed less than c and therefore if we could separate two quarks faster than the speed that the gluons could move between them, how could more quark pairs be created. This would lead to isolation of quarks. This can't be right. Any help would be appreciated.