Things were getting testy this past weekend with several drivers losing their cool with other drivers during and after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and the Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway. Here is a rundown of those who were mad.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series:
Matt Kenseth vs Kurt Busch vs Ryan Newman vs Kyle Busch – On lap 226 the race turned when Kurt Busch dove three wide into Turn 1 under Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman. Kurt had led the most laps in the race and Kenseth said that he did a typical Kurt move by dive bombing and sliding up into Newman. Kenseth felt like he did not touch the back of Kurt Busch to send him into a spin that collected Newman. Kurt felt that Kenseth definitely turned him and replays seem to agree with that. Newman stated that he remembers who has taken him out so in this case it may be both Kurt Busch and Matt Kenseth that he will look to payback.
You can add Kyle Busch to that list for what he said about Newman after the race.
"I really hate it that Kurt got tore up and I felt like he had the best car here today,'' Kyle Busch said. "He was definitely good. He could definitely roll the long runs for sure, and I was proud of those guys, but man, just stupidity. I mean, Ryan Newman is the biggest stupid idiot out here. And he's a big ogre and he can do whatever he wants because he can probably kick anybody's butt, so no sense in getting into a fight with him. But glad he is out of a job."
"I'm sure if I rearrange his face I might fix it," Newman said. "He's frustrated finishing third [actually second] or wherever he was after hitting me first and then giving me a little rub down the straightaway. Just imagine how I feel. It is what it is. We know he's not very bright. He's a heck of a talent, but not very bright."
“You will not win this championship, mark my word,” Sadler yelled at Smith afterward in the garage. “He just said he lost control of his car. I don’t know why he has to race us that way. I don’t race him that way. He admitted he lost control of his car and took us out.”
“I’d be mad, too,” Smith said. “I’ve raced Elliott clean for years and never had issues with him. It wasn’t like it was intentional but it happened. I understand his anger.”