Bummer. Definitely out of character from what most people would describe but in the heat of the moment, things happen. Regrettable all around. Sucks to see the integrity of the people involved get trashed though.It’s not my place to explain what Justin did, however I have been told the story by several witnesses and it does sound like he just lost his cool after being frustrated in the middle of the race. It happens to the best of them. Penalty was most likely deserved and I am sure he wishes he did not do it. I’ve never heard anyone say a single bad thing or word about Justin before so personally I say let him get his penalty and let’s move on. If he wants to explain what happened that’s upto him.
It would be pretty silly of the Mint to DQ the defending and only 3 time Mint 400 winner that they branded all over their swag (pint glasses, decanter, etc) without good reason.