Tempers boiled over in NASCAR at the Martinsville Speedway on Saturday as Andrew Grady and Davey Callihan had to be split up once the racing stopped.
The two drivers took part in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 which is part of NASCAR Roots, a group of regional stock car racing divisions and tracks sanctioned by NASCAR.
A full field of 23 cars showed up to the half-mile track for the first 25 lap sprint in order to make the feature race.
With three laps remaining Grady crashed into the wall at Turn 2, and after quickly climbing out of his car, it was clear he was unhappy with Callihan.
Grady ran down the banking and pointed his finger at Callihan, before climbing into the ambulance and heading into the infield.
The race was red flagged before resuming, but the action didn’t end there for the two drivers.
As the cars entered the infield following the race, Grady was standing there waiting for Callihan. He wasted no time in reaching into the cockpit of Callihan‘s car before throwing six punches that connected.
Grady then took a step back and kicked the door of the No.41 car before crew members arrived at the scene. However, Grady pushed the crew member and then lunged at Callihan again, grabbing his suit before attempting to pull him out the window.
Grady: I started Mike Tysoning his head
“He flipped me off, so I started Mike Tysoning his head,” Grady told Matt Weaver after the race.
“At the end of the day, we were really really good. The car was really fast but you get these dumbasses that come in here and run with us. And they have no business running a late model, much less a lawnmower.
“He wasn’t close, he dive-bombed me. He hooked me and wrecked Brandon Pierce in the process. I wanted to talk to him and he flipped me off so I started Mike Tysoning his head.”
“You’re in a big-boy sport. When you wreck a man, you take a grown-man ass-whooping, that’s how I feel.”