The race was tight and filled with close competition, but this one driver wasn’t letting the grudge go after he had tangled with his opponent earlier in the race.
Taking to the track on Tuesday, December 6th, both young drivers Stephen Nasse and William Byron found themselves in a bit of a pickle during a caution when angry Nasse plowed straight into Byron.
The Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida is one of the biggest races of the year and a great event to round out the end of the NASCAR season for fans and drivers alike. It comes with plenty of perks for the winner, and is often one of the most high-pressure and intense races you’re likely to see!
This year, during the event, tempers flared bigger than normal – and it was all caught on tape!
The event started off on a rain delay which didn’t help calm the nerves of the anxious drivers, but finally kicked off not to long after the scheduled time.
The four-hour-long race was a back and forth marathon spectacle that ended up with a tight call at the finish line, but before any of the young racers could get there, they had to make it though some wild antics!
On lap 270, Byron and Nasse (who were running in the Top 5) became entangled in what would easily become the wildest moment of the entire race.
Byron got a little too close and washed up the track coming into turn three and accidentally connected with Nasse – and that’s where it all began.
Following that minor bump in the race, Nasse let his temper fly in a shocking way…both on and off the track.
“Haters can talk crap,” He wrote on social media. “I drive with passion and if you take me out, I will take you out.“
And that’s exactly what Nasse did. He flipped his car around and started driving in the wrong direction, dead set on crashing head-on into Byron’s car.
He drove that way for just a few seconds, as you can see in the video below, and when he spotted Byron’s car coming around the track again, he drove straight toward it and plowed his car into him!
— Christine Spears (@catsbluedoor) December 7, 2016
The ending wasn’t good for either driver and according to Autoweek, the security personnel at the track had to get involved and separate Nasse’s team and the crew from Byron’s team, Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Watch the full altercation below and let us know what you think.