He calls Gragson a “talent lacking mouthpiece” after the crash at Homestead-Miami Speedway
On Saturday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series rolled into Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Contender Boats 250 in Homestead, Florida was the third race of the 2021 season.
Watch the Noah Gragson crash video below.
Noah Gragson was leading by 9 seconds with just three laps to go. He was on cruise control for what would be his third career win.
Just ahead of the leader, David Starr was running just outside the top-10 in 12th. The driver was making his first start in 2021 and close to a career first top-10 run.
However, Starr blew a tire as he attempted to move out of the way of the leader. He was forced up the banking and into the outside wall.
As Gragson was running the outside groove, inches from the wall, he was left with nowhere to go. Gragson slammed on the brakes but it didn’t do any good.
Gragson slammed into the rear bumper of Starr’s machine. His race was over and the win was thrown away.
After exiting the infield care center, Gragson had a wide range of entertaining comments.
“What are you going to do. You got dipshits in the way, every single week,” Gragson told Fox Sports after the crash.
Carl Long responds to comments from Noah Gragson
Carl Long is the car owner for David Starr. The head of Carl Long Motorsports responded to the comments from Gragson:
“This is the Rf tire that came apart on David Starr while running 12th position on lead lap, with a few Laps remaining,” Carl Long said via social media with a photo of the tire (shown below).
“The tread came apart as he dropped down to give Gragson the top lane. The car then slid up into the wall.”
“Gragson made a statement that we were dip$hits that did not belong on track.”
“Well this over entitled mouthpiece did not have enough talent to miss our wreck. We were happy to take home a top 12 finish, that rolled right out of our hands just like the tire rubber rolled off of this tire.”
“There are not many people left in this garage who have worked as hard and sacrificed as much as myself to get to this level. Statements like his could and usually does come back and cost him.”