The NASCAR races in Atlanta are a place where the sun always shines in its sultry fashion. But this time around it was tempers that became unmanageable.
Two race car drivers, Kyle Busch and Truex Jr., got into each other’s faces both literally and figuratively. They kept smashing their racing cars sideways into each other in a tit for tat fashion throughout the competitive race.
As a result of these altercations and points of difference between them, they took to being full of hot air afterwards too. The race controller even motioned to the officials to put some space between the two vehicles of the belligerent drivers.
But it was all to no avail. They were like two bulls in a china shop. They later on walked to each other’s car window and began arguing heatedly.
According to Truex, Kyle inflicted some pretty heavy damage on his vehicle from behind and he did it on purpose and that too several times in a row.
"We hung in there, fighting for every possible position until Kyle, for whatever reason, ran into the back of me, causing pretty good damage to our car," Truex said. "I passed him clean earlier and then he comes back and hits me from behind. It was totally uncalled for and hard to figure out why he did what he did."
However, according to the overseers, they are both responsible for the fight since there is no such thing as a one-sided attack in the world. It takes two to tango.
The two have been racing each other since God knows when. Yet since the competition between them is so intense they do tend to trip each other.
We always need to look into evidence from both sides and give the devil his due. The fact that it had been a sweltering day and the tolerance levels were running on empty contributed to the conflagration.
The race conductor later on said that ultimately such small conflicts tend to be forgotten by the end of the day. Once time the healer had worked its magic, both drivers would probably shake hands and go to a nearby bar for a beer.
"Since they race each other so hard, the patience will each other is so small and it's the closing laps of a race," Rogers said.
"It's unfortunate. This M&M's crew, we've had a tough month here just trying to get this ship turned around and headed in the right direction going into the Chase. ... Really proud of the guys for their heart and effort, just disappointed that it ends with that sour note at the end."
"Coach is one of the best guys you could ever ask to work for," said Rogers. "Great leader and a great mentor, but usually on game day he just comes and asks us what we're thinking. He checks our pulse and goes home and he'll sit us down Monday or Tuesday and tell us what he sees. Wise man."
Anger management classes were not an issue here since it was only chronic cases that needed such extreme intervention.
Source: Yahoo! Sports