NASCAR Twitter Erupts After Ross Chastain And Noah Gragson Get Into Post Race Scrum

Drivers circle the track at the Kansas Speedway.

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Tempers flared on Sunday at the AdventHealth 400. Ross Chastain and Noah Gragson were seen throwing punches in a post-race scrum.

One of those punches landed rather squarely, forcing NASCAR officials to break the racers apart. The fight has since gone viral on social media as viewers post reactions online.

The incident spurned from Chastain’s driving technique on the track in Kansas City. Gragson apparently wasn’t keen on how his counterpart was racing him, particularly with both being part of the Chevrolet family.

He quickly let him know when the checkered flag waved, and the two cars hit pit road.

The drivers squared up, exchanging heated words before Chastain threw a punch.

A closer look shows that the right hook definitely landed.

Gragson would get a few swings in of his own before the two were separated. After the fight, we got to hear what the issue was.

“I got fenced by [Ross Chastain]… I’m over it. It’s the second time,” Gragson said. “I’m ready to fight him. I didn’t even get a shot in because the security guards got in the middle of it. Nobody confronts the guy, he just keeps doing it, and I’m sick and tired of it.”

Chastain took some blame, though he didn’t necessarily agree with Gragson’s reaction.

“I got tight off the No. 4, for sure,” Chastain said. “He took a swipe at me then came down and grabbed ahold of me. A very big man once told me, ‘We have a no-push policy here at Trackhouse.'”

Fans were quick to comment.

One follower said, “Chastain just needs to own the bad boy life. More of this please!”

Someone else wrote, “Ross has had this coming.”

This person replied, “Thought it was an overreaction by Gragson.”

The best reaction might’ve come from racer Kyle Larson, who caught the spat during his post-race interview.

It seems that everyone had a little different view of what took place, but it certainly made for entertaining TV. Chastain would wind up finishing fifth while Gragson finished 29th.