A NASCAR race descended into violence after a frustrated driver began punching a rival through his car’s window netting before kicking the car and being carried off.
Driver Andrew Grady was seen in a video frantically swinging his fists through the window of Davey Callihan’s car after an accident took them both out of the race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia on Saturday. Although Grady claims Callihan flipped him off when he calmly went over to go discuss what happened that led to the crash, Callihan said he did no such thing and that Grady randomly started attacking him.
Grady was unrepentant in his recounting of the heated exchange.
“I mean… he wasn’t close, he dive-bombed me, he hooked me… and I wanted to talk to him and he flipped me off. So I started Mike Tyson-ing his head,” Grady said shortly afterward. “You’re in a big-boy sport. When you wreck a man, you can take a grown-man a** whippin’ that’s how I feel about it.”
Andrew Grady says Davey Callihan flipped him off when he went to talk so he decided to ‘Mike Tyson his head.’
He says there are dumbasses who have no business driving a Lawn Mower much less a Late Model at Martinsville.
Says that Callihan wrecked him and Brandon Pierce. pic.twitter.com/X1m99JRYOj
— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverRA) September 24, 2022
Callihan had a much different account of events.
“I never flipped anybody off. He just comes starts punching me inside the race car, so… I understand he’s frustrated, but again it’s for the transfer spot and we were just fighting for our life,” he said, according to the Daily Mail.
In the video of the incident, a bystander steps in and grabs the irritable Grady from behind, picking him up and carrying him away. No further violence was reported after the two were separated.