Monday, March 27, 2023

Video: William Byron Retaliates on Denny Hamlin, Sends Him Spinning Through Texas Infield

Playoff contenders William Byron and Denny Hamlin began a feud Sunday at Texas, as Byron took exception to being run into the wall by Hamlin and retaliated by spinning Hamlin coming to a caution. Screengrab from USA Network broadcast.

While battling for second position in the late stages of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Autotrader EchoPark 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, William Byron was squeezed slightly into the wall by fellow championship contender Denny Hamlin.

Here is a view of the incident, which sent Byron’s No. 24 car into the outside wall:

Byron didn’t like Hamlin’s move, and when the caution came out for race leader Martin Truex Jr. blowing a tire and backing into the wall on lap 268, Byron decided to exact revenge.

The driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro pulled up behind Hamlin’s No. 11 car and sent Hamlin spinning through the infield grass.

Here is video of the chaos:

And here is how it looked from inside the No. 24 car:

And here is another look at all of the craziness:

Following Byron’s retaliation, Hamlin sought out Byron on the track under caution and attempted to intimidate Byron and take his place in the running order back.

However, NASCAR ruled that Hamlin had to drop back to around 20th-position due to not maintaining pace car speed, while spinning out.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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