MARTINSVILLE, Virginia — The fireworks that started on Lap 497 of the First Data 500 continued after the race Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.
Chase Elliott slammed his No. 24 Chevrolet into Denny Hamlin‘s No. 11 Toyota on the backstretch during the cooldown lap, retaliating after Hamlin had spun Elliott from the lead with the Hendrick Motorsports driver two laps from taking his first checkered flag in the Cup Series.
Hamlin got out of his car after the race and confronted Elliott, who could be seen continually responding “You wrecked me. You wrecked me,” and added a “Come on, man” when Hamlin attempted to explain his side.
Watch video of the incident above.
After the race, NBCSN spoke with both drivers about the incident.
First, is this video of Elliott and his take on things:
Then there’s Hamlin’s post-race interview and how he saw things: