Driver Andrew Grady throws haymakers in wild NASCAR brawl

Two stock car drivers were involved in an altercation Saturday afternoon following a crash at racing in the qualifiers on Martinsville Speedway in Virginia for the ValleyStar Credit Union 300.
A video clip from Heat 1 shows Andrew Grady at the driver’s side window of Davey Calihan. Grady appeared to be shouting about something and began throwing haymakers at Callihan who was resting in his vehicle. Grady added an additional kick to add some spice and was required to be rescued and removed from the scene.

Grady admitted to having issues with the way Callihan drove and Callihan smashed into him and another opponent, Brandon Pierce.

“He flipped me off, so I started Mike Tyson-ing his head,” Grady said to reporters following the incident, as reported by Racing America. “And at the time it was really, extremely excellent. The car was speedy. But there are these dumb-es who come to our place to run with us, and don’t have any right to operate an old model, let alone a lawn mower.

“He wasn’t close. He dive-bombed me. He caught me. He destroyed Brandon Pierce in the process. I tried to speak with him, but he turned me off. So, I began Michael Tyson-ing his head. It’s like, you’re playing the big leagues when you destroy the man. You can give a mature man a whooping. I’m feeling the same way.”

Callihan was defending his decision by saying that it was the right time to race in the main race.

“It was to transfer me to Martinsville. From my point of view, it was a good thing I went there. It was not far,” he told Racing America. “But you can’t give an inch for the transfer spot when there’s 95 cars and I had to take it.”

Callihan claimed he had never turned Grady off.

The stock race of the late model was an element of the NASCAR Roots series. Peyton Sellers would win the race.

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