Max Papis gets slapped in the face at Truck Series race


It was wild day at NASCAR’s first Camping World Truck Series race in Canada, the ‘Chevrolet Silverado 250’, reports Ray Glier and Ellen J. Horrow of USA TODAY Sports.

The would-be winner of the event, Chase Elliot, spun Ty Dillon on the final turn, then moments after, Max Papis and Mike Skeen, both vying for second place, made contact with each other on the same part of the track.

After all was said and done, tempers flared as they often do in NASCAR races. A rival crew member reached into Papis’ cab during the cool down lap to confront him, but that was nothing for what was about to come…

Watch as an unidentified woman approaches Papis after his interview:

Papis on the final lap: “We had a really good truck, a very good strategy, running in the top five like I knew we had to do,” he said. “The (No.) 6 car (of Skeen), I knew he was going to do something not very (sportsmanlike) because that is what he did before. He was starting to bump me around in the wrong corner. He came in the last corner and just drilled us. And he not only put me in the grass, he put me against Ty.

“It was just an amateur move and I got really upset with him. … I don’t have time for guys like that.”

Per USA TODAY: ‘Papis has complained to NASCAR officials about the incident and said on Twitter the slap dislocated his jaw.’

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