Roush Fenway Racing is having a strong year—at the Xfinity level, at least. However, the four drivers in the Xfinity Series all have distinct personalities on and off the track.
Sometimes, those personalities don’t exactly mesh.
Earlier this season, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace was leading late in the Dover race when Chris Buescher made contact with him to take the lead. Buescher would go on to win the race, but Wallace lost out on the checkered flag and a $100,000 prize in the Dash 4 Cash.
While Bubba told us last week that he and Buescher were “fine now,” it didn’t appear that way during the Iowa race on Saturday night. Following contact on the track between the two, Wallace had a run-in with Buescher’s crew chief, Scott Graves.
Wallace was clearly unhappy after the race, but he wasn’t the only Roush driver visibly pissed off. After a late on-track issue with Ross Chastain, Ryan Reed met the JD Motorsports driver on pit road and shoved him in the back.
“Afterwards, [Chastain] just said, ‘It was a green-white-checkered,’ but I’m not really sure what that means,” Reed explained on the NBC Sports Network broadcast. “I’ve done a lot of green-white-checkereds and that doesn’t mean you have to get into somebody.
“There’s still a lot of racing and I’ll be sure on the next time around to repay the favor.”
Rubbin’ is racin’, y’all. Unless it leads to shoving after a race. In that case, it’s closer to MMA than NASCAR. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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