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NASCAR Driver Attacked by Rival's Crew Member After On-Track Incident

"I've never said this before, but I think the guy is an idiot."

Steve Wallace has racing in his blood. He's the son of legendary NASCAR driver Rusty. And like his dad, he's taken up the business of turning left for a living. But his pedigree couldn't save him from getting into a hair-pulling scuffle after Saturday night's Nationwide series race.

Wallace, who finished fourth during the event in Montreal, bumped fellow driver Patrick Carpentier, sending him crashing and out of the race. It was expected to be the final career race for the Canadian, but that ended with the Wallace-involved incident while Wallace was challenging near the front with nine laps to go.

So at the end of the race, one of Carpentier's crew members decided to let Wallace know how he felt. While Wallace's car was still moving, the rival crew member reached into the car and began yanking on Wallace's hair:

Carpentier, not surprisingly, wasn't happy with Wallace either.

"I'm amazed a guy like Wallace has a full-time ride," Carpentier said. "It's like sometimes he spaces out. I've never said this before, but I think the guy is an idiot. But what can you do?"

Wallace apologized for the incident in a postrace TV interview, but Carpentier said: "He needs to apologize every race. His sponsor should be called My Apology."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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