DARLINGTON, South Carolina – Car owner Rick Hendrick issued a warning to Ross Chastain after Kyle Larson crashed for the third time in the last four races due to Chastain’s actions.
“I don’t care if he’s driving a Chevrolet if he destroys our cars,” Hendrick said of Chastain, who drives a Chevy for Trackhouse Racing. “I don’t care. I told Chevrolet that. If you break us, you’ll get it back. If you don’t, they’ll be running all over the place.”
“I am loyal to Chevrolet, but when someone runs us over, I expect my comrades to stand their ground. I won’t ask them to give up just because of Chevrolet.”
Hendrik is not finished.
“He doesn’t have to be that aggressive,” Hendrik said of Chastain. “I think at this point in the race you’re probably very aggressive, but you don’t hit people into the fence. It’s going to make a lot of enemies. It’s hard to win a championship when you have a lot of winnings there.”
When asked if he needed to be involved, Hendrick mentioned Team Chastain’s owner, Justin Marks.
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