Denny Hamlin did not take kindly to being criticized by television analyst Kyle Petty, lashing out and calling Petty “a moron” (among other things). This isn’t the first time a driver has had harsh words for Petty.
With Hamlin’s chances of qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup hovering in the slim-to-none range — he’s currently 25th in points — Petty called the Joe Gibbs Racing driver “not relevant to the sport right now.”
A clearly displeased Hamlin responded:
Kyle has never showed his face in the garage in 10 years. He’s an analyst, but he’s not a very informed one. He doesn’t know anything.
My beef with Kyle is that he has a lot of opinions about a lot of drivers, but he’s never once talked to any of them. To be an analyst, you have to be in the trenches finding out the stories.
I got here on hard work and winning. I didn’t get here like he got here. (USA Today Sports)
Can’t we all just get along? Or, at least, can Kyle Petty please stop antagonizing drives?
[Source: USA Today Sports]