It was a night of continuing disappointment for Brad Keselowski, Saturday in Charlotte, a night of battling that continued onto pit road and into the garage after the race.
Keselowski finished a lowly 16th, and so missed out on a chance to secure a spot for the Eliminator Round of the Chase.
To add injury to insult, he bumped into Matt Kenseth on pit road after the race.
"I had my HANS (head and neck restraint) off and my seat belts off and everything," Kenseth said of the hit from Keselowski on pit road.
"If you want to talk about it as a man, do that, but to try and wreck someone on the race track, come down pit road with other cars and people standing around with seat belts off and drive in the side of me—it's inexcusable.
"There is no excuse for that. He’s a champion. He’s supposed to know better than that."
After the race, he also traded insults with ninth-place finisher Denny Hamlin, in the wake of a late race incident between their two cars.
Afterwards Keselowski posted the following on his Twitter account:
"Rough night. Understand a lot of folks may not understand everything that happened and that's ok. I'm not perfect but also not the only one."