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Did You See That? Max Papis slapped by driver's girlfriend

Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 | 11:05 PM

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NASCAR driver Max Papis had a rough day at a Camping World Truck Series race in Bowmanville, Ont., on Sunday. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press) NASCAR driver Max Papis had a rough day at a Camping World Truck Series race in Bowmanville, Ont., on Sunday. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press)

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NASCAR's first Camping World Truck Series in Canada took an unexpected turn off the track on Sunday when driver Max Papis was slapped in the face by a competitor's girlfriend.
NASCAR's first Camping World Truck Series in Canada took an unexpected turn off the track on Sunday.

Driver and all-around bad boy Max Papis was fighting for second place with Mike Skeen when the two made contact on the final bend of the 2.459-mile road course at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ont.

Papis spun both their vehicles off the track and the racers exchanged hand gestures during the cool-down lap. But the day wasn't over for the Italian driver who left some people unimpressed.

While Papis was unbuckling, a rival crew member reached into his cab to confront him, but was quickly tackled by members of Papis's team. Then after a TV interview, a woman approached Papis with a hard, open-palmed slap to the left side of his face.

Some reports identify the woman as Skeen's girlfriend, Kelly Heaphy. Papis told ESPN.com that he suffered a dislocated jaw from Heaphy's slap.

"If she would've closed her hand it would have been a bad punch, because she hit me so freaking hard," he said.

Papis did not retaliate but he did criticize Skeen on his verified Twitter account:


Watch the incident below and give us your take on the post-race events. Is it karma for Papis who made headlines in June for slapping NASCAR driver Billy Johnson?


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