Hamlin vows to get even with Chastain after Gateway wreck

MADISON, Ill. (AP) - Denny Hamlin posted a clip on Twitter late Sunday that essentially mashed up his beef with Ross Chastain from earlier in the day with a scene from "Days of Thunder," when Tom Cruise's character tells his team to change his tires after a race had ended so that he could head back out and wreck his foil.

Pretty clear message that Hamlin was sending.

His simmering spat with Chastain turned downright boiling during Stage 2 of NASCAR's Cup Series debut at World Wide Technology Raceway, when the eighth-generation watermelon farmer couldn't make a pass around Hamlin stick.

Chastain eventually ran too hard into the tight first turn, made contact with the No. 11 and sent him into the wall.

Hamlin spent the rest of the afternoon trying to exact some revenge.