Seems like Noah Gragson made some new friends in the NASCAR garage this weekend.
If you somehow missed it, sparks flew after the Cup Series race yesterday when Gragson, driver of the #42 car for Legacy Motor Club (formerly Richard Petty Motorsports), confronted Trackhouse Racing driver, and public enemy #1, Ross Chastain on pit road after the race.
It all started when Chastain made an aggressive move at Talladega a couple weeks ago that ended up taking out Gragson, along with massive hits for Kyle Larson and Ryan Preece.
Then yesterday, Gragson was upset that Chastain raced him hard coming out of the turn and ended up putting Noah in the fence.
And he let Ross know about it after the race – though once again, it seems that Ross came out on top, getting a clean hit on Gragson’s jaw before the two were separated:
But apparently some of their fellow Cup Series drivers were excited to see somebody finally stand up to Chastain, who’s turned a lot of heads (and made a lot of enemies) with his aggressive moves on the track.
As Gragson was walking away from the scrum, Chase Elliott had some words of encouragement for the Cup Series rookie:
“Somebody’s gotta do it.”
According to Gragson, drivers like Elliott had been encouraging him to stand up to Chastain:
Doesn’t seem like Ross has many friends in the garage area. But until somebody finally gets the best of him, I’m not sure that it really matters…