How Do NASCAR Drivers Reach Out to Competitors Following a Crash they Caused

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

With so many cars racing on the same surface and trying to battle for the same position, sometimes, things might get a little bit out of hand in a NASCAR race, causing one driver to end up colliding with another, clearly leaving one individual at fault in these kinds of situations. As they say, rubbing is racing but other times, drivers might realize that they caused an accident that maybe was unnecessary and therefore, are left to pick up the pieces of these actions after-the-fact. Nobody likes causing thousands upon thousands of dollars in damage to their competitors’ cars, after all.

Recently, in the race at Daytona Motor Speedway, one driver, Ricky Stenhouse Jr made a manuever that would end up causing quite the wreck that would tie up 26 of the cars in the field. It ended up stirring lots of controversy and some pretty heated opinions from different drivers, including Kyle Busch who, well, always seems to have an opinion whenever something like this unfolds. However, in retrospect, something like this leaves everybody to wonder just how accountable Ricky was for his actions after the fact. After all, he did wipe out an astonishing amount of cars all in one fell swoop.

If you follow along down in the video below, Dale Jr. takes on the task of describing how exactly NASCAR drivers communicate to one another following such a ruckus and furthermore how he might go about apologizing if it was his fault. Do drivers send a simple text message after something like this or will they go to further lengths to communicate their regrets and apologies to their fellow drivers? After a video like this, you get a pretty unique look into how exactly situations like this are handled. After all, this isn’t exactly something that you’re going to see on television but instead, gives you a true behind-the-scenes look.