NASCAR Xfinity Series: Noah slammed for punching Harrison, fans say 'he'll wreck anyone to gain ground'
Fans are of the opinion that Noah Gragson is not a teammate and he is in it only for himself
Noah Gragson and Harrison Burton's Friday night could have ended differently and in despair after having lost a shot at winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Instead, it concluded with punches and a brawl.
After the game ended, a major fight ensued between the ace drivers. They were spotted having a discussion post the race, in which Gragson and Burton finished seventh and 12th respectively. In the 188th lap as they were vying for the fourth position, Gragson's car drifted into Burton's and they both fell back. Burton kept pushing Gragson while the latter tried to have a conversation about what went down. However, when Burton didn't back down, Gragson punched him.
Talking to Fox Sports, Burton said he was "just frustrated" about how the race panned out for him because it was the second time since they have tried to get back to racing since the pandemic and the results have been similar both the times. "We rallied all night to get… (into) fourth place and (Gragson) happens to start in third and just, I don’t know, forgets what racetrack we’re at or what. Both times puts us in the fence, Charlotte and now here," he added.
Meanwhile, fans cannot stop talking about how Gragson is selfish and is in the race just for himself. "Gragson is not a teammate. He's in it for himself and will wreck anybody to gain ground. Needs his tail set straight. Overall good night for JRM though. Tough break on the pass not sticking," a fan commented, while another shared: "Gragson's had this coming for a long time, and hopefully this serves as a wake up call. It's time to start driving with respect and smarts if you want to race on Sundays with the big boys. Attaboy to Burton for teaching him a lesson. Enough is enough."
"Honestly surprised Gragson hasn't been in more fights with the amount of drivers he's wrecked," a user added. "Bruh. Gragson’s a f***ing b***h. He wrecked 4 people in like 7 races since the Covid break. At least 2 of the 4 intentional. Wrecked his teammate twice, turned Myatt (OBVIOUSLY) Intentionality.. and wrecked Burton who’s a fan favorite. Jr won’t stand for it. He’s fired 4 2021," another expressed.
Clearly, Gragson has a history of wrecking people and its an attribute no one really enjoys that much, especially when one's at the receiving end of it. In a nutshell, it's understandable why people would root for Burton.