NASCAR is the most well-known auto racing sanctioning and operating company for stock car racing. However, it appears that they should discipline their drivers a little more. In retaliation for getting flipped off, a driver recently punched a rival and kicked his car during a race in Virginia.
After both drivers pulled into the infield at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, Andrew Grady was spotted throwing wild punches through the window of opponent Davey Callihan’s car. Grady was able to pull down the window netting in Callihan’s car and unleashed punch after punch at his head.
Grady was pulled up and carried away by a spectator after he continued to attack his opponent. Grady recounted the events following the confrontation, claiming that Callihan flipped him off when he went over to discuss what had happened. “He flipped me off! So I started Mike Tyson-ing his head,” Grady told Racing America.
End of the day, we were really, really good. Car was running fast. But man… you get these dumba**es that come in here and run with us, and they have no business running a late-model (car) much less a lawn mower.
I mean… he wasn’t close, he dive-bombed me, he hooked me… and I wanted to talk to him and he flipped me off. So I started Mike Tyson-ing his head. You’re in a big-boy sport. When you wreck a man, you can take a grown-man a** whippin’ that’s how I feel about it.
Callihan responded by saying he didn’t flip him off and that he was willing to talk to him.
It was for a transfer position at Martinsville. From my perspective, I was there. It was close. But you can’t give an inch for the transfer spot when there’s 95 cars and I had to take it. It was just hard racing. I do apologize to (Grady), but we’re fighting for our life out there so I just did what I had to do.
I never flipped anybody off. He just comes starts punching me inside the race car, so… I understand he’s frustrated, but again it’s for the transfer spot and we were just fighting for our life.
Let’s see whether Andrew gets punished for his aggressive behavior. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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