Throwing a fit: NASCAR’s most memorable equipment tosses

Denny Hamlin wasn't happy with Kevin Harvick on Saturday night. 

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Denny Hamlin lost his cool at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night during the Irwin Tools Night Race and morphed from a Chase-bound NASCAR driver into an all-star MLB pitcher.

Upset with Kevin Harvick after getting spun out on Lap 161, Hamlin hurled his HANS device at "Happy" to show his extreme displeasure. 

If you didn’t see it, here’s a complete refresher — from the crash that also took out Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Hamlin’s retaliation with safety equipment. 

It’s something that we’ve come to expect from "The Last Great Colosseum."

Hamlin’s HANS heater got us thinking about all the other times in NASCAR history that drivers have chucked equipment at their competitors in anger.

Here are some of the most memorable.

Cale Yarborough was also quite skilled with his helmet … even though this classic moment at Daytona International Speedway technically wasn’t a toss.

Cale Yarborough hits Bobby Allison with his helmet after the two crashed during the last lap of the 1979 Winston Cup Daytona 500. Richard Petty won the race.

What’s your all-time favorite moment that involves a flying piece of equipment? Tell us in the comments below.