Hamlin was “done speaking” after the latest NASCAR Cup clash with Chastain

Joe Gibbs Racing driver was struggling in the top-five late in the race when Chastain climbed onto the track and contacted the left rear of the #11 car, which spun Hamlin.

Chastain went in second, almost taking the lead from Chase Elliott before being kept at the end of the race. Hamlin, who sustained more damage in a wreck, finished 25th.

The two drivers had a run-in at Gateway last month when Chastain put Hamlin on the wall early in the race.

Hamlin caused trouble for the Trackhouse Racing driver for the rest of the event, making it difficult for him every time Hamlin’s injured vehicle was hit. He later promised revenge.

Hamlin hinted to pay Chastain in the playoffs, and the two drivers rode each other without major issues since Gateway. However, it changed that in Atlanta when Chastain sent Hamlin spinning.

After the race, Hamlin had little to say about the incident, but he clearly had no intention of letting it go.

Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Coca-Cola Toyota Camry at Ross Chastain, TrackHouse Racing, Jockey Chevrolet Camaro

Photo by: Nigel Kinrade / NKP / Motorsport Images

“We’re in a good position and we’re close to being eliminated at 1 (Chastain) and in third on the outside line,” Hamlin said.

“I was really happy with where I was in for sure. I think the 1 probably sensed that we were about to clear him so he chased us there and entered us.”

He then added: “Everyone has different levels of tolerance and as you know, I’ve reached my maximum.”

Chastain said the interaction was unintentional and while apologizing, he felt the incident was not as bad compared to the fight between the two at Gateway.

Following their collision in Atlanta, Chastain even said he was just over -estimating his grip under Hamlin.

“I don’t put this one anywhere near other incidents,” he said.

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