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NASCAR Owner Richard Childress, 78, Threatens To 'Whoop' Ricky Stenhouse Jr

NASCAR owner Richard Childress isn't taking the recent confrontation between team member Kyle Busch and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. lightly. In fact, Childress is making tough-guy threats himself, as relayed by Outkick and several other media outlets.

Who cares that Childress is 78 years old? He will defend his guy, and you know what? Good for him. That's the way it should be.

"I would've jumped right in the middle of it," Childress said, via North Carolina videographer Chris Weaver.

Then Weaver asked Childress what he would've done.

"I would've started fighting," Childress said. "I don't fight as fair as I used to, I'm a little older. But Ricky Stenhouse was going to wreck (Kyle Busch's) No. 8 car in Charlotte. When I see him, I'm gonna tell him if he does — I'm older — but with my style of fighting, he'll carry a rough ass beating."

We covered the Busch-Stenhouse scrap shortly after it happened at last weekend's All-Star race, but here's how Zach Dean of Outkick explained it ...

"Busch wrecked Stenhouse on the second lap of Sunday's All-Star race after Stenhouse squeezed him (allegedly) into the wall, and Slick Ricky retaliated by cold-cocking Busch in the face after the race. 

"It led to an all-out brawl between Busch's team and Stenhouse's crew, and included Ricky's father ultimately attacking Kyle like an absolute psychopath. It was excellent content all around, had the fellas TALKING at the Monday Morning water cooler, and ... it may not be over!"

The Coca-Cola 600 is set for Sunday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, and simply put, it should be a good one. After all, the drama has already begun.