20-year-old IndyCar driver Sage Karam finished on the podium for the first time in his career at Saturday night’s Iowa Corn 300, but Ed Carpenter was livid with Karam during and after the race.
As Karam battled with veteran driver Ed Carpenter at high speed around Iowa Speedway, Carpenter gestured toward Karam multiple times after Karam didn’t leave enough space on the outside of the track, forcing Carpenter to brake to avoid crashing.
After the race, Carpenter walked straight over to Karam’s car and told him to “grow up.”
“If it wasn’t for guys with experience driving with their heads on, he would be hurting himself and other people”
Karam, in response, said he was simply racing hard and gunning for a victory. Although Karam did nearly squeeze Carpenter into the wall, taking a hand off the wheel to shake a fist at 180 miles per hour is probably just as dangerous.
Source : https://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/07/indycar-driver-gives-competitor-a-middle-finger-during-a-race