Ron Hornaday saw his dreams of a championship come to an end Friday night at Texas when Kyle Busch took the contender out of the race, wrecking him under caution.
The two got together half a lap early attempting to get around lapped traffic. They were running second and third in the race at the time of the incident.
Busch, obviously frustrated by the original incident, caught up to Hornaday in the following corner and turned him into the wall.
Hornaday entered the race just 15 points out of the points lead behind Austin Dillon.
The wreck will ultimately end all hopes at winning the championship. There is only one race remaining after Texas.
Hornaday vented his frustration when asked about what unfolded.
“If they don’t park him on Sunday, I’ll be really upset. That’s just ignorant, stupid. I don’t know what you called it. He won’t stay around to get a whipping like he’s supposed to get,” he said.
Chances are Busch will get parked for the remainder of the season. He will likely face penalties beyond just the suspension.
Busch is known for his aggressive manner on the racetrack, and it fits well with the new mentality of "have at it, boys" that Nascar is implementing.
This time he just went too far.