Fireworks flew at the conclusion of Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway.
Harrison Burton and Noah Gragson made a little contact with less than 15 laps to go in the Alsco 300. After hitting the wall, Burton started a shoving match in the garage. Gragson ultimately had the last laugh, connecting with Burton’s jaw right in the middle of his face mask.
Friday Night NASCAR Fights at Kentucky! Noah Gragson vs. Harrison Burton.pic.twitter.com/imU4cC4Xp4
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“Just frustrated,” Burton told FS1. “That’s two times since we’ve come back after the COVID-19 pandemic on restarts. Same situation. We rallied all night to get our DEX Imaging Supra into fourth place, and then the 9 happens to start in third and — I don’t know — forgets what race track we’re at or what. But both times, puts us in the fence. Charlotte (Motor Speedway) and now here.
“I had a lot of people coming up to me afterwards saying that was a long time coming. So I guess that was a popular move.”
There’s more racing action today at Kentucky Speedway with not one but TWO events on FS1, beginning with the Arca Race at 2:30 and the Gander Trucks Race at 6 p.m. ET.