During the NASCAR race on Saturday (Sept 24) at Virginia’s Martinsville Speedway, tempers were boiling over and Andrew Grady was caught on video attacking his rival opponent Davey Callihan after he says Davey wrecked him and Brandon Pierce.
Video footage captured the meltdown showing Grady punching Callihan over and over again while Callihan was sitting inside his car trying to defend himself.
Several NASCAR staff members rushed over to calm Grady down and were able to pull him away, but not before he kicked Callihan’s Number 41 car, and gave him a good cussing.
We’ve got tempers boiling over at @MartinsvilleSwy
Andrew Grady takes out his frustration on Davey Callihan after an accident in Heat 1@FloRacing pic.twitter.com/DeBkUQ27Xy
— NASCAR Roots (@NASCARRoots) September 24, 2022
Grady said that he unleashed his frustration and barrage of attacks on his fellow competitor after the two competed with each other over a transfer spot.
Grady told reporters with Racing America who were on the scene filming him that Callihan had flipped him off and that’s what made him go into a rage and begin punching him.
Grady told Matt Weaver with Racing America, “He flipped me off. So, I started Mike Tysoning his head. At the end of the day, we did really, really good. Car was running fast. But man, you get these dumba**** that come in here and run with us, and they have no business running a late-model much less a lawn mower. He wasn’t close, he dive-bombed me, he hooked me. And I wanted to talk to him and he flipped me off. So, I started Mike Tysoning his head. You’re in a big boy sport. When you wreck a man, you can take a grown man a** whipping. That’s how I feel about it.”
Andrew Grady says Davey Callihan flipped him off when he went to talk so he decided to ‘Mike Tyson his head.’
He says there are dumbasses who have no business driving a Lawn Mower much less a Late Model at Martinsville.
Says that Callihan wrecked him and Brandon Pierce. pic.twitter.com/X1m99JRYOj
— Matt Weaver (@MattWeaverRA) September 24, 2022
Weaver, who is an editor-in-chief with Racing America, said he spoke with Callihan as well after the feud, and Callihan claims that he did not flip off Grady.
He said, “No, I never flipped anybody off. He just comes, started punching me inside the race car. I understand he’s frustrated, but then again it was for the transfer spot and we were just fighting for our life.”