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Following contact from Rhodes with 23 laps remaining, Kennedy spun in Turn 2 before getting pounded by John Wes Townley. Continuing on to finish 18th, Kennedy, who is a current Chase driver, was vocally upset toward the 19-year-old.
“Come up to me and talk. Don’t stand over here,” he yelled at Rhodes in the garage post-race. “You gave me a headache all day and then you wreck us over in Turn 2.
“You wrecked us! That was the second time today! If you were sorry you would’ve walked over and talked to me instead of standing over here by your race truck.”
Rhodes responded by saying: “I was just trying to move you out of the way clean. I don’t want to start problems. That was never my intention.”
Below is a video of the confrontation captured by Frontstretch.
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