Darlington Raceway welcomed the NASCAR Cup Series for a Mother’s Day race weekend.
Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron emerged from the smoke and rumble during the final laps and overtime to capture the victory on Sunday.
Rick Hendrick was interviewed after his driver Byron picked up the Goodyear 400 victory with a track incident between Ross Chastain and Kyle Larson.
Ross Chastain has “the potential to be more popular than Chase Elliott” – Kyle Larson
Mr Hendrick owner of Hendrick Motorsport had some robust messages for the Trackhouse Racing driver Ross Chastain at Darlington.
Rick Hendrick on Ross Chastain: “He doesn’t have to be that aggressive. You just don’t run people up in the fence.
He’s got talent, but he’s making a lot of enemies out here. It’s really getting old with these guys.”
Last weekend saw Noah Gragson got into a fight with Ross Chastain at Kansas Speedway when a frustrated Gragson approached Chastain after the race and grabbed him by his firesuit.
Chastain, in return, punched Gragson in the face and Gragson retaliated but was quickly separated by a NASCAR official.
Rick Hendrick on Ross Chastain’s driving
Rick Hendrick on Ross Chastain's driving #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/hfBZv65oQJ
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Byron seized the opportunity of a late on-track incident between Chastain and Larson to triumph in Sunday‘s Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway.
He’s now the only first three-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series this season.
1 thought on ““You just don’t run people up in the fence” – Rick Hendrick calls out Ross Chastain demanding for him to change ”
Why is it that when Dale Earnhardt crashed people he became “The Intimidator”, and a cult hero, yet when Chastain does the same exact thing he’s vilified? CRASHCAR loves this stuff.
Worse form of professional racing there is.