NASCAR brawl video: Ty Gibbs called 'entitled p***k' after punching Sam Mayer at NASCAR Xfinity
Gibbs dubbed 'piece of s--t' after punch-up at race following contact between their vehicles at Martinsville Speedway, video goes viral
NASCAR fans at the Martinsville Speedway were in for more than they bargained for on April 8, 2022. Attendees who expected a tightly-contested race also got to see a punch-up, after Ty Gibbs and Sam Mayer got into a fight post the race. Gibbs landed a few punches, before eventually being separated in a video that has now gone viral online.
Brawls at sports venues are nothing new. In November 2021, the Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys players and fans got into multiple brawls, resulting in some players being ejected. Then in October, Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers fans got into a very violent brawl at the Bank of America Stadium. In a funnier case, a brawl broke out at the Anaheim 1 Supercross in January 2022, after a woman flashed her breasts at fans in the area.
However, there was nothing funny about the punch-up between Gibbs and Mayer, which quickly made waves all over the net. Once they cooled down though, both offered vastly contradicting versions of what exactly went down, with Mayer even taking a subtle dig at his competitor.
Why did Gibbs and Mayer get into a fight?
Gibbs seemed pretty angry after being knocked out of the lead on the final lap of the second overtime restart on April 8. Just out of turn four, his car made contact with Meyer's, leading to him crashing into the wall. After the race, during the cool-down lap, Gibbs then attempted to crash Meyer's car. The two then got out of their vehicles and began arguing. Words soon turned into actions, with Gibbs throwing several punches at Mayer before being separated.
We could try to describe the mayhem, but we'd rather let you see it for yourselves in this viral clip, uploaded by NASCAR themselves. "THE BOYS ARE THROWING DOWN," they captioned the tweet, with some very excited commentary to add to the chaos.
THE BOYS ARE THROWING DOWN pic.twitter.com/Ht9d574K80— NASCAR Xfinity (@NASCAR_Xfinity) April 9, 2022
When asked about it later, Gibbs simply said "I tried to talk to him and he got in my face. At that point, we have to start fighting." In contrast, Mayer provided a more detailed explanation. "I put the bumper to him because that’s what short-track racing is all about... He got upset and he threw a couple of punches. They were weak." Mayer went on to mock Gibbs further, saying, "It’s kind of funny because he walked up to me … I had my helmet off already and he kept his helmet on. So he was scared about something."
'That 2-piece came quick'
"Ty Gibbs needs to be penalized. It’s the only way he’ll learn. The kid has so much talent but my god he’s piece of s--t," one user replied to the video. Another slammed, "Ty showing his true colors when he doesn't win." A third slammed, "Ty gibbs is such a p---y LOL runs someones door over for a win, then gets angry and cries and starts throwing fists when he gets shoved." Another slammed, "Ty is such an entitled prick."
Ty Gibbs needs to be penalized. It’s the only way he’ll learn. The kid has so much talent but my god he’s piece of shit— Tyler Jacoby (@tyler_jacoby2) April 9, 2022
Ty showing his true colors when he doesn't win.— nascarneo (@nascarneo1) April 9, 2022
ty gibbs is such a pussy LOL runs someones door over for a win, then gets angry and cries and starts throwing fists when he gets shoved— arch ! (@fiveohS550) April 9, 2022
Ty is such an entitled prick— Jack Callahan (@Cal915121Jack) April 9, 2022
"Not hard to fight when you have a helmet on protecting your head so the other dude can’t get any hits in," one person trolled. One user responded, "Hell yeah. nice to see a fist swinging. just let them sort it out. its all good." Another surprised user commented, "Damn that 2-piece came quick. He got them hands!"
Not hard to fight when you have a helmet on protecting your head so the other dude can’t get any hits in 😹😹😹😹😹— Cardboard Hippos (@CardboardHippo) April 9, 2022
hell yeah. nice to see a fist swinging. just let them sort it out. its all good— YYCATS (@wildcats_a) April 9, 2022
Damn that 2-piece came quick. He got them hands!— Mark (@markbland) April 9, 2022