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NASCAR Cup Series drivers Chase Briscoe and Denny Hamlin continued to exchange words after their break-in during Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway – this time on social media.
The pair made contact on the final leg of the round of 8 opener on the 1.5 mile track. The left front fender of Briscoe’s # 14 Ford Stewart-Haas Racing roughened the right rear quarter panel of Hamlin’s # 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. As Hamlin continued, Briscoe did not come out unscathed, sustaining heavy damage to the right side of his machine after hitting the outside wall and cutting a tire.
This isn’t the first time Briscoe and Hamlin have spoken to each other this season. In overtime in overtime at the inaugural Cup Series race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, Briscoe chased Hamlin out to the white flag. Briscoe was unaware he was under penalty for cutting the turn at Turn 1. The two had a pit lane discussion after the end of the race.
On Monday night on Instagram, the two drivers clashed with a series of comments under NASCAR on NBC’s post about the incident in Texas.