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Spencer Gallagher issues apology for actions toward John Wes Townley

NextEra Energy Resources 250 - Qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19:Spencer Gallagher, driver of the #23 Allegiant Travel Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

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Spencer Gallagher issued an apology on Monday for his actions in Saturday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race that included a fight with John Wes Townley after their second incident of the race.

A NASCAR executive stated Monday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that “there will be repercussions” for the incident. Penalties are expected later this week.

They had an incident earlier in the race that led to Townley hitting the wall. Both trucks were in a crash in the final laps after a late restart. After they exited their vehicles, they soon began to wrestle and fight.

Gallagher stated:

I would like to take time to address my actions at Gateway Motorsports Park this past weekend. First, I would like to apologize to John Wes Townley. Additionally, to his team and fans, I am sorry. The incident earlier in the race was not intentional and certainly was not meant to cause bigger problems later in the event.

My crew, who have worked so hard to get me to where I am this season, did not deserve to have their night ended in that way. My teammates and all of the guys back at the shop deserve more respect than was shown Saturday night. I would also like to apologize to my team owner, who wholeheartedly believes in this organization and expects all of us to perform at our best at all times, no matter the situation. And finally, I would like to extend a sincere apology to the NASCAR community - representatives and fans. I love this sport just as much as all of you and I am ashamed that I was part of an incident that has allowed so many to view what we do in a negative light.

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