More than a few NASCAR fans will own up to the fact that the on-track altercations are a big draw for the series; rubbin', son, is racin' and all of that. But it's still an event out of the ordinary weekend when that kind of aggression turns into shenanigans outside of the racecars. And it's more extraordinary still when drivers' loved ones get into the mix.

Of course, that's pretty much what went down during Sunday's Camping World Truck Series, when a last-lap on-track altercation between drivers Max Papis and Mike Skeen turned into a rather vicious blow to Papis' jaw. Apparently pretty riled by a collision between Papis and her boyfriend Skeen, Kelly Heaphy took it upon herself to put Papis in his place during an interview, smacking the driver soundly across the face.

Really soundly, it seems. Yesterday, Papis went on record as saying that he was having trouble closing his mouth properly because of the blow. According to one ESPN report, the slap resulted in a dislocated jaw, which would certainly explain the lasting effects. Scroll down to watch a video blow-by-blow (as it were) of the events unfolding.


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      zapdog4
      • 1 Year Ago
      'Tis a sad day when NASCAR driver needs his girlfriend to fight his battles. On a side note, she will be prosecuted for the assault, and has been banned from the NASCAR garage/infield for the remainder of the season.
        Esvl
        • 1 Year Ago
        @zapdog4
        Its sad to know she gets a ban for that while a guy deliberately hitting another driver in a clearly overt display to win at the potential expense of injuring someone is a hero apparently? Maybe she should get a season ban, but then he should be tried for attempted manslaughter in the same token
      dajewelman
      • 1 Year Ago
      obviously a classless woman
      terick4576
      • 1 Year Ago
      why is she even allowe on the infield?
      cozzod
      • 1 Year Ago
      she should be banned from all tracks
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      Joshua Edmundson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Seriously, how is she not in jail? Women want men to maintain their cool and not react, but there have to be consequences. I have never been one to advocate putting your hands on a woman, but something needs to be done here to teach this gal she can't wander around putting her hands on men. Totally uncalled for. My guess is the police will eventually pick this up and run with it.
      flyingfortresb17
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now If I were him I would charge her for assault and battery and all the medical bills. She should be banned from the infield for life.
        ckevinbaldwin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @flyingfortresb17
        and he should be charged with assault with a deadly weapon (using a car to commit the intentional assault during the race) and banned from the sport for life . . . . let him enter any demolition derby he wants at the countless county fairs across the country -- but racing is for professionals.
      dinobot666
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's pretty sad when there's more talk about what happened after a NASCAR race than there is what happened on the track during the race. Drama sells I guess.
      seabasskj
      • 1 Year Ago
      I do believe that a man should never hit a woman. But for that reason, perhaps women really shouldn't slap or hit men knowing that he really can't retaliate. Too bad another woman wasn't around that could have socked her in the nose for him.
        marv.shocker
        • 1 Year Ago
        @seabasskj
        You should listen to a comedian named Bill Burr. He has a whole skit on why women are allowed to hit men, but not vice-versa. It's killer.
        Deb Gray
        • 1 Year Ago
        @seabasskj
        You are so right.
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      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hope she's prosecuted. You bet he would go to jail if he slapped her.
      inkbubba100
      • 1 Year Ago
      She should stick to the dog races she might even place there
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