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MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - APRIL 11: Gray Gaulding, driver of the #52 Panini America Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Cook Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway on April 11, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) | Getty Images
MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA - APRIL 11: Gray Gaulding, driver of the #52 Panini America Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Cook Out 250 at Martinsville Speedway on April 11, 2021 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Gray Gaulding, Joe Graf Jr. Fight Following Xfinity Race at Martinsville

Some of the best racing in NASCAR comes in the mid-pack of the Xfinity Series. On Sunday (April 11) at Martinsville Speedway, there was a plethora of rubbed fenders and hurt feelings.

With multiple on-track altercations that led to intentional spins, tempers hit a boiling point on lap 177 when Gray Gaulding dumped Joe Graf Jr. entering Turn 3, collecting Blaine Perkins.

While Gaulding continued on to bring his No. 52 Jimmy Means Racing Chevrolet home 21st, Graf had too much damage to continue, placing 38th.

Following the 250-lap race, Graf showed his displeasure towards Gaulding, and the two got into a post-race altercation where punches were thrown. Crew members and NASCAR officials had to separate the two drivers.