A NASCAR Truck Series Race Featured An Insane Finish Which Led To A Brawl

09.04.16 3 years ago

Everyone who has seen the 80’s Tom Cruise classic Days of Thunder knows that there’s nothing dirty about a little bumpin’ and grindin’ during a NASCAR race. Rubbing’s racing, it’s said, and anyone who takes issue with that shouldn’t be in the car in the first place. Apparently the same rules apply to trucks as well, because John Hunter Nemechek won the Chevrolet Silverado 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in spectacular fashion thanks to some rubbing of Cole Custer. (There’s even a racer named Cole, it really is Days of Thunder with trucks!)

It was a close finish. So close that no one knew who won at first.

After the wild finish, it took some time for race officials to declare who won. With rules extending the finish line to the grass, Nemechek was declared the winner for crossing the line first no matter how far off the track the two racers seemed. But the delay didn’t do much to allow cooler heads to prevail, because when Nemechek finally earned the win, Custer did not take the L well and let Nemechek know it. FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!!!

In the end, hopefully we all learned a little something. I, for instance, learned that the finish line is technically sort of imaginary in that it extends across the whole track, even into the grass. John Hunter Nemechek hopefully learned that when you get the win in controversial fashion, maybe it’s best to just pack it up and head home. And hopefully Cole Custer learned the old adage that Robert Duvall spoke so long ago:

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