It seems as if NASCAR drivers are hellbent on blurring the line between their sport and pro wrestling. Nelson Piquet Jr. and Brian Scott got into a little scuffle after a Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway recently. The two drivers have had a running rivalry for some time now, and when Piquet spun Scott in a bid for 15th place, Scott stopped by Piquet's car post-race. Some shoving ensued, and Piquet decided to kick for Scott's groin in an attempt to put an end to the argument. Apparently, that wasn't enough.

Later, crew members for both drivers got into a further altercation at the track's motor home lot that culminated in two of Scott's boys getting arrested. Michael Searce was booked on two charges of misdemeanor assault while Thomas Costello was arrested on one count of the same. Both were released early Saturday. You can watch a video of the collision as well as interviews with both drivers below.


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      rollie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kicked in the nuts? HAhahahaaaaa. Well, it does make an impression \'eh? ....Kids, wha\'ch gona do?
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      Douchebaggery
        Drakkon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Trent
        I took a class in college on medieval douchebaggery.
      groingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nascar, the joke of the motorsports industry.
      K.C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ah yes, those NASCAR guys really are Pros.
      cynicalrick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nelson Sr. Accused Senna of being gay, I wonder how he feels about his son's girlie nut-kicks?
      JF GeSchmidtt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nelson hasn't matured much since his F1 days I guess...
      Gr@y_F0XXX
      • 1 Year Ago
      Like father like son
      jamsbong
      • 1 Year Ago
      Crashkid Nelson Junior has done it again. After deliberately crashing his car in F1 2009 Singapore GP, now he continues his great crashing reputation! lol
        gtv4rudy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jamsbong
        What's with all the Piquet bashing? It takes 2 to tango and it I wouldn't be surprised if Scott started this crap. Just look at all the x-road race drivers trying out Nascar in the past and look at all the abuse they recieved on the ovals particularly by the Nascar divers.
          ufgrat
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gtv4rudy
          In 2008, Piquet Jr. deliberately crashed his car in a blind corner to bring out the safety car just after his teammate pitted, resulting in his teammate being able to win the race on fuel strategy. In 2009, when his contract was terminated, he went to the FIA and metaphorically kicked his team boss (Flavio Briatore) and engineer Pat Symonds in the nether regions, by spilling the story, because he was bitter at being bounced from an F1 team after mediocre results.
          RocketRed
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gtv4rudy
          Yes ufgrat recall that Briatore and Symonds were banned from the sport because they were found to have masterminded the whole affair and demanded that Piquet do the deed. Briatore was reinstated only because a court ruled that the FIA did not have the contractual basis to impose the ban. As for kicking poor Flav and Pat in the nads, he showed amazing courage to come clean knowing it would toast his career. No need to excuse what he did but when your team boss, who also happens to be your manager and therefore completely controls your career, tells you to do a dirty deed for the \"team,\" your options are basically to have him end your career or follow the order. A 24 year old man may reliabily make the wrong choice in that scenario. As for mediocre results, note that his teammate was Fernando Alonso (who curiously escaped unscathed from crashgate despite being the beneficairy of the scam). Fernando Alonso has a long list of once-touted teammates that turned out to look mediocre against his standard, including Trulli, Fisichella, Kovalainen, and Massa. The notable exception is Hamilton, who happens to be the only one of his ex teammates who is a WDC. Having fallen all the way to the bottom of the pro racing sewer---NASCAR fake-truck racing---he is a doing a fine job in the series against people who have been driving these things for years.
        Pj Taintz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jamsbong
        if you didnt watch the altercation on the track, then you probably shouldnt ASSume things. Piquet was totally in the wrong here.
      johnnythemoney
      • 1 Year Ago
      Among other things: - 15th place - trembling voice trying to make your point - no matter how good a mix of left and right turns they may add in NASCAR, the problem lies elsewhere
        imag
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnnythemoney
        Yeah, let's watch you get in two accidents, get kicked in the nuts, put on national TV, and see how you do. The guy is 5th overall in points. Say what you want about Nascar, but I have no doubt that he's a better driver than you will ever be.
          johnnythemoney
          • 1 Year Ago
          @imag
          Not my point at all, as I was talking about Piquet. Scott seemed as calm as you could get after another driver bumps you out and then weirdly point at you right after the move, just to try to kick you down there at the first occasion. Piquet on the other hand was so tough with the helmet on, but then failed to make his point as he was clearly thinking "I f***ed up". I never doubted both driver's skills, but I do doubt Piquet's attitude all around.
          HardmacK
          • 1 Year Ago
          @imag
          QFT!
      David Lantz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nelson Sr did the same thing in 1978. And guys fighting in racing is nothing new and not a Nascar thing by any means. I seem to remember more F1 fights and Road Racing fights than anything on TV. Paul Tracy and JC France in Mexico was the last good one I remember seeing.
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