Do you like crashes, tackles and slaps? Hey, Sunday's Camping World Truck Series race is perfect for you.
The Truck Series' first trip to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park got wild on the last lap and it only escalated afterwards.
On the final corner, Chase Elliott, the son of 1988 Sprint Cup champion Bill, made contact with leader Ty Dillon and Dillon went spinning into the tires. Elliott kept control of his truck through the grass and made it to the finish line first for his first NASCAR win.
But that was the appetizer to the main course of craziness. Max Papis and Mike Skeen were racing for third behind Elliott and Dillon when Skeen, making his first NASCAR start, got inside of Papis on the final corner and both trucks crashed. They both got going again, and with Papis and Skeen pointing towards each other while they limped their damaged trucks to the pits.
While Papis was unbuckling, someone tried to get to him but was quickly tackled by members of Papis' team.
Then, after Papis gave a post-race interview to Fox Sports 1, an unidentified woman (obviously with an affinity for Skeen and team) came up to Papis and slapped him hard on the left cheek.
It was quite an ironic slap. At Road America in June, Papis, an accomplished racer who races part-time in NASCAR and filled in for Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen, slapped Billy Johnson on the helmet after they had contact over the race's final laps. However, this one was much harder and without the benefit of a helmet for protection. Papis' wife Tati took it well, though.
— Tati FittipaldiPapis (@tatipapis) September 1, 2013
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- Chase Elliott
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- Ty Dillon