Fireworks on the track spilled over to pit road when Ty Gibbs and Sam Mayer fought following the NASCAR Xfinity Series race
Friday night at Martinsville Speedway, an altercation that left Mayer with a bloody cut above his left eye.
The animosity between Gibbs and Mayer began as they battled for second behind race leader Brandon Jones coming to the checkered flag.
Mayer and Gibbs made contact off Turn 4, causing both drivers to move up the track with Gibbs bouncing into the outside wall.
Gibbs then deliberately rear-ended Mayer’s car on the cooldown lap.
Jones won, with Mayer finishing fifth and Gibbs, who led a race-high 198 laps, in eighth.
But while Jones celebrated his first victory of the season, the disagreement between Mayer and Gibbs
took center stage when Gibbs walked over to talk with Mayer on pit road.
That discussion concluded with Gibbs shoving Mayer before walking away.
Ty Gibbs and Sam Mayer
Mayer proceeded to walk back over to Gibbs and each shoved the other,