Holmes, Deegan and Sam Mayer were battling for the top-spot coming to the first scheduled race break, when contact between the cars of Deegan and Holmes sent the No. 23 for a spin in turn two. All three drivers received some damage in the incident, but would still be able to recover for solid top-five results.
And around goes Brett Holmes! Hailie Deegan to the lead!!
— ARCA Menards Series (@ARCA_Racing) September 6, 2020
Holmes was very vocal post-race about the incident, dishing his thoughts and feelings about the incident in post-race coverage on MAVTV.
"You don't have to race that way. I passed a couple of cars pretty clean and rubbed on a couple, but nothing like that. I didn't have to knock them out of the race track. It's just a lack of respect and hate that people are raised that way." – Bret Holmes on Hailie Deegan#ARCA
— Luis Torres (@TheLTFiles) September 6, 2020
Chandler Smith, who was involved in an incident with both Hailie Deegan and Bret Holmes on Saturday Night, had this to say in response to Holmes’ comments.
It sure is isn’t it. https://t.co/yKzf23GOsH
— Chandler Smith (@CSmithDrive) September 6, 2020