Wild Bumper Car-Style Race Finish Leads to Violent Post-Race Throwdown


NASCAR Truck Series drivers John Hunter Nemechek and Cole Custer had an intense fight to the finish (and AFTER the finish) at a race in Canada on Sunday.

During the final lap of Sunday’s race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Nemechek hit Custer’s rear bumper several times, then got alongside of him and pushed him into a wall. Nemechek crossed the finish line first and was declared the winner.

Check out the wild video below, via Fox Sports, as well as footage from after the race, which shows an irate Custer tackling Nemechek.

“I got taken out. He hit me going into the second to race corner and he hit me again,” Custer said after the race, according to NASCAR.com.

Nemechek denied that his actions were out of line.

“If I would’ve been in the same spot, he would’ve done the same thing to me to get a win,” Nemechek said.

The consensus among NASCAR drivers, though, was that what Nemechek did was very dirty.

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