After a fairly tame first two-thirds of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, the proverbial gloves came off down the stretch as some of the Cup Series’ most prominent stars tangled on and off the race track and made no bones about their disdain for each other.
Most notably, Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott had a difference of opinion in the fall night race at Bristol that later spilled over to pit road and became the talk of the NASCAR world in the weeks to follow. By season’s end, the two still hadn’t buried the hatchet, and it seems highly probable their feud will resume in 2022.
Ditto for Denny Hamlin and Alex Bowman, who clashed while battling for the win at Martinsville in the season’s penultimate race.
Who still has a score to settle in 2022? Stay tuned.