Following Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park there was a confrontation between Max Papis and Mike Skeen.
The two driver had a disagreement over what led to a last lap wreck between the two and spent the cool down lap pointing at each other while driving their crashed trucks. The two were competing for third spot at the time of the crash.
“We had a really good truck, a very good strategy, running in the top five like I knew we had to do,” Papis said. “The (No.) 6 car (of Mike Skeen), I knew he was going to do something not very (sportsmanlike) because that is what he did before. He was starting to bump me around in the wrong corner. He came in the last corner and just drilled us. And he not only put me in the grass, he put me against Ty (Dillon).
“It was just an amateur move and I got really upset with him. … I don’t have time for guys like that.”
After the interview Papis was then slapped by Skeen’s girlfriend, Kelly Heaphy.
This is not the first time Papis has been involved in a post race slap.
At Road America Papis tried to be sly and slapped Roush Fenway Racing driver Billy Johnson.
We would not have expected anything less from a guy whose nickname is “Mad Max.”
“This crazy lady comes shouting at me, and I had no idea, didn’t even understand her, she just started shouting,” Papis told ESPN.com. “And all the sudden, she took a full hand — and she slapped me so hard. I’m not kidding. My jaw got dislocated and my left ear is still ringing, big time.”
“What do you do? You don’t hit a lady,” Papis said. “I was in disbelief. Complete disbelief. If she would’ve closed her hand it would have been a bad punch, because she hit me so freaking hard. I went to [Skeen] and said, ‘I guess we know who’s the man in the family here, because the guy didn’t even have the [guts] to talk.’ ”
Skeen said that Papis pushed his girlfriend down the stairs in his motor home after the race. Papis simply says he “moved her aside.”