If you crash Juan Montoya be assured he will take you out as well. Paybacks are a bitch
One of the evening’s subplots involved these past combatants, who have had run-ins in the past.
Saturday, Newman got into the back of Montoya, who then slapped the wall about 100 laps into the race. Montoya responded about 125 laps later, tapping Newman, who then spun.
After the race, Montoya left the garage without commenting. All he said on Twitter was that it was “tough day.’’
Newman had more to say.
Asked if he was heading to the NASCAR hauler after the race to talk to Montoya, Newman said: “No I’m just headed to the NASCAR hauler to see how this situation is going to be handled.’’
Asked how he wanted it handled, Newman said: “Just fair, I guess. I don't know that you can have that. I mean, I know that he (JPM) ran up on my off of (Turn) 2 there and I clipped him; I mean I'm not going to try to dump myself into the wall. But to retaliate the way he did just didn't show much class.’’
Denny Hamlin was asked about the incidents and this is what he had to say about Montoya: “Every time Montoya has damage, you see who did it, they usually end up getting racked. You usually know that's coming. You have to realize, Montoya, I like him, I think he's a helluva driver, but you can't wreck everyone every time you get in an accident. Accidents happen. Guys make mistakes. Why hold grudges. Makes it tough to get in the Chase, too.’’ Hampton Roads
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