DARLINGTON, S.C. — Car owner Rick Hendrick issued a warning to Ross Chastain after Kyle Larson was wrecked for the third time in the past four races by Chastain’s actions.
“If he drives a Chevrolet, I don’t care if he wrecks our cars.” Hendrick said of Chaston, who drives a Chevy for trackhouse racing. “I don’t care. I told Chevrolet. If you destroy us, you get it back. If you don’t do that, they will run over you.
“I’m loyal to Chevrolet, but if someone runs into us, I expect my guys to stand their ground. I’m not going to listen to them because of Chevrolet.
Hendrick was not finished.
“He doesn’t have to be that aggressive,” Hendrick said of Chaston. “I think you can be very aggressive at this stage of the race, but you’re not running people into the fence. That’s going to make a lot of enemies. It’s hard to win a championship when you’re paying back a lot.
Asked if he should be involved, Hendrick mentioned Chastain’s team owner, Justin Marks.