Denny Hamlin was none-too-pleased that he wrecked Martin Truex Jr. late in the race at Richmond.
First, here’s what happened:
Hamlin and Truex made contact, sending Truex’s No. 78 Furniture Row Toyota hard into the wall, and ruining any chances he had for a win (Kyle Larson took the race after the caution came out).\
After the race, Truex was gracious. He told Motorsports,com: “It made it a rough ending with Denny getting into us. We talked and I know he didn’t do it on purpose. He jumped on the brakes and got on the splitter. I gave him room but he was just aggressive on the brakes.” He added, “That stuff happens.”
For his part, Hamlin was upset with himself: “It was a miserable day actually. They tell me I’m a hero around here. Today I was a clown,” he said. You can see his full remarks in the video below.