Hamlin’s video came hours after his push got Larson’s Chip Ganassi Racing car out of control and hit the wall early in the race at Auto Club Speedway.
Larson was running 13th and Hamlin 14th when Hamlin pushed Larson into Turn 1 on Lap 34. Larson’s car wiggled and hit the wall. Larson fell off the lead lap for repairs and went on to finish 21st.
A few hours later, Hamlin posted the video of he and Larson in the grocery store with Hamlin re-enacting the incident on the track with a shopping cart. The video had been viewed more than a quarter of a million times by Tuesday morning.
Ganassi tweeted Tuesday morning that Hamlin’s video was #badtaste:
— Chip Ganassi (@GanassiChip) March 3, 2020
Hamlin, who had tweeted earlier about playing golf Tuesday in Arizona, responded shortly after 9 p.m. ET.
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) March 4, 2020