One epic post-race fight has NASCAR fans over the moon about a potential return to the sports’ glory days

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NASCAR has long been one of the more heated sports for competitors as drivers’ emotions are constantly turned up to ten while putting their lives on the line at breakneck speeds.

But in recent years the sport has been toned down by the elites who control it for the worse.

And now one epic post-race fight has NASCAR fans over the moon about a potential return to the sports’ glory days.

Thanks to feminism, everything is becoming wimpy

You can’t deny the fact that our society has taken a turn for the worse since feminism took things over.

These days trying to explain why you are right is now considered “mansplaining.”

Back in the day, being able to prove that you are correct used to bolster growth and advancement. 

And when someone is doing something wrong or is bullying another, now people are encouraged to kill them with kindness. 

This feminisation of society has also impacted sports. 

It’s no coincidence that football started to become a powder puff league as feminism took over the reigns. 

And even sports like NASCAR have been impacted.

With the sport being driven exclusively by sponsorship money, woke corporate executives have taken the power they have over the sport and forced it to follow their woke rules.

As a result, many of the drivers on the grid each Sunday are now there only because they are favored by sponsors – or have rich parents – not because they have the talent, grit, and determination NASCAR legends like Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, and Cale Yarborough once showed.

That – coupled with NASCAR executives’ complete misunderstanding of the type of package needed to produce quality racing – has inevitably lowered the sports’ on-track product considerably.

In fact, checking out a Late Model Stock race at your local short track will invariably produce better racing than anything you could see from most any Cup Series race today.

Furthermore, the sports’ over-reliance on sponsor dollars has also given woke corporate executives the ability to police how drivers behave on and off the track.

For the most part, that has created a situation in which not only is the on-track product lacking, but also the typical post-race fights that made NASCAR’s trips to tracks like Bristol, Rockingham, Darlington, Martinsville, North Wilkesboro, and so many others must-see TV events for millions of Americans throughout the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s.

Gone are the days in which the aforementioned Yarborough and Donnie Allison get out of their cars after an on-track run-in and immediately settle the matter right there on track.

Now, any time two drivers have an on-track disagreement, they typically bottle all their emotions and simply talk about it.

Busch vs. Stenhouse fight

That is, until Richard Childress Racing’s Kyle Busch and JTG-Daughtery’s Ricky Stenhouse Jr. came to blows after this past weekend’s NASCAR All-Star race at historic North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Just a few laps into the All-Star Race, Stenhouse found his way into the wall thanks to some help from Busch’s front bumper – Busch had taken issue with a move Stenhouse had made prior to the run-in.

To make matters worse for Stenhouse, considering the fact that North Wilkesboro has only recently been revived by Speedway Motorsports as the new host of the sport’s All-Star Race after sitting dormant for decades due to NASCAR’s complete misunderstanding of who their fan base is and what they want, he couldn’t simply leave the track after his night ended early.

Without one of the infield tunnels that run under all NASCAR tracks today to allow teams to get in and out quicker, Stenhouse was forced to watch the remainder of the event from inside his team’s hauler.

As the race ended, Stenhouse made his way to Busch’s hauler, and waited.

Once Busch returned to his hauler post-race, he and Stenhouse walked right up to one another, exchanged a few words, and out of nowhere, Stenhouse threw a haymaker at Busch’s head.

Lucky for the 2018 NASCAR Champion, he was able to mostly dodge Stenhouse’s punch as the two continued to scuffle, causing mayhem to break out between their two teams.

Ultimately, things were de-escalated once Busch’s team started picking up and hurling people off their hauler, breaking things up a bit.

As he walked away, Stenhouse yelled at Busch, “I’ll wreck you at Charlotte.”

 

This is the type of rivalry that NASCAR needs to breath new life into the sport.

After all, NASCAR executives refuse to make the on-track product any better, so they might as well lean into off-track fights.

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