Denny Hamlin Adds Byron To Hit-List, Truex Blasts NASCAR’s Bullsh*t, Larson Wants To Blow Texas Up, Tires Keep Exploding & Ambulance Is Called

Denny Hamlin added William Byron to his hit list, Martin Truex Jr. called out NASCAR for the ‘bullsh*t,’ Kyle Larson wants to blow it all up, Chase Elliott was praying nobody got hurt and one driver ended up in an ambulance.

Other than that, it was a pretty uneventful afternoon at Texas.

Whew. Everyone all caught up?

“It was just banana peels out there,” said Kyle Busch, who was one of several drivers who fell victim to … slick … track conditions. “Once these cars snap, they are gone. It’s just ice.”

More on Kyle in a bit.

Along the way, we’ll dive into William Byron punting Denny Hamlin under caution, Truex Jr. going scorched earth on his employer, Cody Ware’s scary crash, and Kyle Larson telling NASCAR to rip everything up and start over.

Everyone’s in a great mood!

And by that, I mean everyone is pissed today except Tyler Reddick, who somehow won the actual race.

Four tires and fuel, baby. Monday Morning Pit-Stop is a GO!

William Byron and Denny Hamlin have some work to do.
What happened to Denny Hamlin and William Byron Sunday? (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Denny Hamlin warns William Byron after Texas crash

A lot happened Sunday, but we have to start with Billy the Kid and Denny, right?

For those who were busy watching Tom Brady look miserable, here’s a quick rundown …

Hamlin got into Byron as the two were racing midway through the race, and Billy didn’t appreciate it. And by that, I mean he sent Hamlin for a ride through the grass … under caution!

If that seems like a bit of an overreaction … it probably was.

I’m not sure why Byron all of a sudden saw red, but hey, I’m obviously here for it.

“I’m not gonna take his bullsh*t,” Billy radioed to his team after the incident.

“I’ll just add it to the list of guys when I get a chance. They’re going to get it,” Hamlin promptly responded after the race.

Congrats to William Byron for joining Ross Chastain on Denny’s ever-expanding list! Weekly meeting’s are Tuesday’s at 4 p.m. sharp.

Kyle Larson (5) hates Texas, Martin Truex calls it BS, William Byron gets warned.
Martin Truex Jr. has HAD IT with NASCAR Next Gen cars. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Martin Truex Jr. blasts NASCAR for ‘crappy parts’

Speaking of meetings …

Let’s all welcome Martin Truex Jr. to the weekly ‘NASCAR is cheap’ club!

Truex now joins Kevin Harvick as the most outspoken driver against NASCAR’s … cost-cutting … move to the new Next Gen car.

Hard to argue with Martin after this Texas debacle.

How many leaders – LEADERS – do we need see blow a tire before we say, ‘Hey, maybe we need to rethink some things?’

Truex Jr. blew a tire. Chase Elliott – the regular season champion – blew a tire. Kyle Busch blew a tire.

So did Harvick, Christopher Bell, Chris Buescher and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Many of those drivers, by the way, did so FROM THE LEAD.

It gave us (me) great drama and plenty to discuss, but it was also an embarrassing few hours for NASCAR and Goodyear.

Unless you ask Chase, of course.

“I’m not sure that Goodyear is at fault,” he said. “Goodyear always takes the black eye, but they’re put in a really tough position by NASCAR to build a tire that can survive these types of racetracks with this car. I wouldn’t blame Goodyear.”

He may be in a championship race today, but Chase Elliott is going to make one hell of a politician some day.

“Vote Chase to win the race!”

Too easy.

NASCAR driver Cody Ware was in a scary crash at Texas.
Cody Ware is OK, but he took one hell of a hit at Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Cody Ware hurt in serious NASCAR crash

We interrupt your NASCAR bashing to bring you a pretty big lick by our guy Cody Ware.

You don’t often see cars tore up like that at places not named Daytona or Talladega, and you definitely don’t see them go flying across the infield and slam into the pit wall.

Ware was put in an ambulance, taken to the infield care center and later diagnosed with a concussion, according to reports. He didn’t suffer any broken bones, but apparently had some ankle discomfort.

I bet!

Kyle Larson wants to rip Texas up, Martin Truex Jr. calls BS.
Kyle Larson wants to throw Texas in the garbage. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Kyle Larson says throw Texas Motor Speedway in the trash and start over

OK, back to the Texas bashing.

Amazingly, Kyle Larson laid into the speedway BEFORE the actual race!

Well, that’s certainly one way to fix it I reckon.

Look, Texas has come under fire in recent years after the repave and reconfiguration back in 2017. The racing has generally stunk, and, as you’ve read, all hell broke loose Sunday because tires just kept exploding.

Larson, by the way, wasn’t done.

“I would like to see them change it from a mile-and-a-half to something shorter, I don’t know if that means bringing the backstretch in or whatever,” he added. “I mean, if I could build a track, it would probably by a 3/4-mile Bristol, basically.”

Short tracks, road courses and superspeedways. Give me a 36-ish race schedule with just those tracks – and one that ends by Labor Day! – and all your problems will be solved, NASCAR.

You’re welcome!

NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin and teammate Kyle Busch had eventful days at Texas.
Kyle Busch hasn’t finished a race in months it seems. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch ready for 2023 after yet another DNF

On your way out, enjoy a downright defeated Kyle Busch, who wrecked yet again at Texas.

Poor Rowdy. He’s more miserable than Tom Brady right now, and he just wants this season to end so he can start over with Richard Childress Racing.

After another blown tire and wreck, Busch basically said the cars suck as he barreled toward a third DNF in four races.

The kind folks at NBC caught up with him on his way out of town, and … well, he was ready to get out of town.

“What needs to happen to flip the script?” they asked.

“2023,” Busch responded.

And on that happy note, we’re off to Talladega!

Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.

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  1. Don’t forget that there was a nearly 30-40 minute weather delay due to lightning in the area… despite the fact that North Fort Worth (in Denton County) got very little rain, though I heard reports that Dallas and some of the mid-cities suburbs along the I-30 corridor were hit hard by the storms which passed through.

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