Fight Breaks Out Between Drivers At NASCAR XFinity Race

NASCAR drivers Sam Mayer and Ty Gibbs were seen throwing punches in pit row after Friday’s night XFinity race at Martinsville Speedway.

Mayer finished in 5th while Gibbs finished in 8th place, but the two got heated in pit lane following the race which lead to hands being thrown.

Dustin Long of shared what Gibbs told him.

“What led up to that moment was, I talked to Sam, I was frustrated,” Gibbs told NBC Sports‘ Dustin Long, adding it wasn’t his intention to fight when he approached Mayer. “I was like, ‘What are you doing when we got drove into the fence?’ And you know, we kind of shoved a little bit and I turned away. And when I got grabbed and kind of pulled, that just led up to that moment. I think just build-up, build-up, build-up and I snapped, and that’s just part of it. You know, hopefully I’ll learn from it. I made some other mistakes. But you know, just once I got off the bottom (lane), it was just game over for me when Brandon got inside of me.”

Long also shared what Mayer told him.

“Heat of the moment type stuff,” Mayer said. “I mean, I think it’s more I was just trying to get his attention, and he took it the wrong way, and it just … he just snapped. I mean, that’s what I say just happened. Nothing anything horrible, but it’s just part of the sport.”

Here is another angle of the madness.

Brandon Jones took home the checkered flag Friday night at Martinsville Speedway.

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