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Happy Hour: Was Noah Gragson Justified in Confronting Ross Chastain?

On this week’s Happy Hour podcast, Trey Lyle, Dalton Hopkins, Bryan Nolen and special guest John Newby from Heavy Sports talk about the Kansas Speedway fight between Ross Chastain and Noah Gragson.

Plus, the guys debate whether Kansas should be considered for the championship race after the great show it produced this past weekend. Then, they draft their own ultimate race teams using NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers List.

See also
Stock Car Scoop: Were Kansas Conflicts Warranted or Racing Deals?

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Does anybody really care? Thought not….


Gregson is used to winning, & that’s what got him his Cup ride. In all honesty, the 42 is not a winning ride. And I expect his lack of success is getting inside his head.
I think his confrontation was a battle he didn’t pick very well.

One way drivers get noticed favorably in Cup, is by getting more out of a ride that was expected.
If I were his sports psychologist, working in that area would be my advice to him.


Cheers for Grayson. “Oh, I’m so sorry, didn’t mean to do that” Chastain needs his ass kicked, and Grayson would have done it if he hadn’t been stopped.


So Gragson needs to kick Chastain’s butt instead of going out on the racetrack and beating him? Yeah that really makes sense. Gragson was a punk in Xfinity and brought his attitude with him to Cup. If he can’t run with the big dogs and learn to control his racecar he should go back to Saturday night bullrings and beat up on them. Chastain never touched him and he still lost control of his car and then spun out later all by himself.


Noah’s reaction might have been better if he wasn’t pissed and frustrated at the BOWL HAIRCUT he got. Misplaced anger, imo.

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