Just days after a brawl involving two well-known drivers went viral across the internet, one of NASCAR’s high-profile stars confessed that he might do the same thing.
Newlywed Dale Earnhardt Jr. might be facing stricter fines at home from wife Amy if he got into a fight, but from the looks of it – NASCAR officials aren’t going to fine the two drivers involved in this weekend’s brawl.
On March 12th during the Kobalt 400, the last lap saw Kyle Busch and Joey Logano come in contact with one another. Busch ended up placing 22nd, while Logano finished in 4th place.
When Busch exited his car and took off toward Logano in the pit area, it was clear punches were going to be thrown. All-in-all, the scuffle wasn’t too long but Busch ended up with blood running down his forehead and all of it was caught on tape.
Immediately after the video was uploaded, it went viral across social media and obviously caught the eyes of other drivers and fans everywhere.
Taking to Twitter, Dale Jr. revealed that he, himself, might end up in a brawl were circumstances right.
Yep. When you are mad you do stuff like that. But no matter how justified/pissed you feel, maybe it’s best to do it off camera. https://t.co/BVLga4AWBb
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) March 13, 2017
Beyond confessing that he could be caught throwing punches (albeit off camera), Dale Jr. also recalled his closest encounter to a situation like the Logano/Busch incident.
“I have never really beat the s*** out of a guy, but me, Tony Stewart, and our crew chiefs had a fun brawl in the NASCAR hauler once,” He wrote, adding that it happened back in 1999. “…he was a mouthy SOB who needed his ass kicked. Me and Tony were fine. His [crew chief] on the other hand was a jackass.”
What do you think about what happened this weekend? Would you be surprised to see Dale Jr. in a track-side fist fight?
Watch the video of Logano and Busch’s scuffle below.
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