Kyle Busch ended up on the wrong end of a fight he started after Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Busch wrecked on the final lap when Joey Logano got loose and made contact with his No. 18 M&M’s Toyota. Whether the crash was Logano’s fault is up for debate, as things like this usually are in NASCAR.
Either way, as Martin Truex Jr. did burnouts to celebrate his win, Busch got out of his car and went after Logano on pit road, and as soon as he got to Logano’s box, he started throwing punches.
But Busch found himself outnumbered in his hometown of Las Vegas, being surrounded by Logano’s crew and all. He got the crap beat out of him and was bloodied.
Asked if any punches landed during the brouhaha, Logano responded, “Not on me!” (via ESPN.com).
Logano went to explain his side of what happened at the end of the race
“I was racing hard there at the end,” he said. “…Kyle and I usually race well together and don’t have any issues. …
“It was nothing intentional, but obviously he thinks that. We’ll move on.”
Busch disagreed on two of Logano’s key points: 1) that it was unintentional and 2) that the dispute between the drivers is now settled.
“I got dumped,” Busch said. “He flat-out just drove straight in the corner and wrecked me. That’s how Joey races, so he’s going to get it.”
The Monster Energy Cup Series stops next in Phoenix next Sunday, when we’ll see if Logano gets it.