You can typically expect hot tempers and maybe even some pushing and shoving — both on- and off-track — at places like Bristol or Martinsville.
Yep, the 2.5-mile Tricky Triangle played out like a short track, particularly late in Sunday’s Gander RV 400, prompting quite a bit of jawing between several drivers involved in incidents.
And even though the race is over, several of those involved still continued to seek to have the final word:
Busch seemed to take the higher ground after twice being run into late in the race by Stenhouse, leading Busch to spin and collect Michael McDowell as well.
After a night’s sleep to ponder the situation, the elder Busch brother took to Twitter on Monday, still lamenting what happened.
But Stenhouse didn’t seem to be having any of Busch’s philosophy or tongue-in-cheek observation.
And then there was the animated verbal confrontation on pit road after the race between Wallace and Suarez.
* Later Monday, Wallace had a great suggestion:
Suarez said his ire was due more about Wallace’s use of his middle finger late in the race than actual contact between them.