The short track at LA Memorial Coliseum meant we were likely to see wrecks, contacts, and racing incidents at the Busch Clash. However not many would have pictured that a driver would get so angry that they’d throw their HANS device at a fellow driver.
Ryan Blaney 28, who was wrecked by Erik Jones on Sunday, couldn’t hide his frustration after his race ended. He got out of his car and threw his HANS device onto the No.43 in anger.
Moments after he threw his HANS device, Blaney was interviewed as he admits, “I was mad.”
“He wants to destroy me for seventh, don’t really make no sense. So, I don’t really know, just kind of riding around, I run in the back of you and kill your car.”
Blaney got out of his car, took off his Hans device and walked toward the infield pit wall. He then waited for Jones’s car to come and threw his device toward Jones while the vaution was thrown out.
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She missed the actual HANS throw (as did everyone, apparently), but @Stellarnarious did capture the image of @blaney hopping over tires with the grace of a gazelle. https://t.co/GSQKVUY4AV
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) February 7, 2022
Blaney on just how much work his team put into the car to make it ready for the Coliseum.
“We came in and put tons of wedge in it and changed the right front spring and rear springs. There is a lot of adjustability in these cars with rear and front bar and stiffness on the arms on them—you can change a lot,” he said.“We did a good job of getting on top of it and taking a huge swing at it.”
Ryan Blaney is done for the day. pic.twitter.com/0YWQHdEXq3
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 7, 2022
Any driver would be angry if weeks of hard work just went out the window because of someone else.