Kyle Busch triggered a fight on pit road when he walked up to Joey Logano and punched Logano after Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Video from JeffGluck.com showed Busch walking down pit road to Logano’s car after the race and approaching Logano. Busch immediately swung at Logano. Logano’s crew members jumped in. A member of Busch’s crew attempted to pull Busch out before a NASCAR official did so.
Busch was upset after he spun on the last lap because of contact with Logano.
They were racing for position on the backstretch when Busch cut down on Logano to get around a slowing Brad Keselowski. As they went through Turn 3, Logano, running underneath Busch, went up the track and made contact with Busch, causing Busch to spin. Logano finished fourth; Busch 22nd.
“I was racing hard at the end,” Logano told Fox Sports. “Kyle and I usually race well together, we usually don’t have any issues. He tried to pin me down in the corner underneath Brad. I about crashed on entry and I was trying to gather it up by the center and I was going to spin out and so I’m trying to chase it up (the track) and he was there. It was nothing intentional but obviously he thinks that. We’ll move on.”
Asked about Busch approaching him after the race, Logano said: “I don’t run from conflict. You just talk about it, but he wasn’t in a talking mood. He was in a fighting mood, I guess. I don’t know. Typically, you can handle this stuff like men and talk about it. You don’t have to fight, but whatever.
“I’ve never had an issue with Kyle. Kyle and I have always raced really well together. We’ve never had an issue, but I guess that’s over.”
“I got dumped,” Busch told Fox Sports. “Flat out wrecked me. That’s how Joey races. He’s going to get it.”
A NASCAR spokesperson confirmed to NBC Sports that no one was called to meet with series officials after the race about the incident.
Eldora Speedway general manager Roger Slack joined the NASCAR on NBC podcast to discuss his track’s past, present and possible future with NASCAR.
Slack detailed the run-up to the initial “secret” test with Tony Stewart and Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon that led to scheduling a Camping World Truck Series race that recently completed its fifth edition.
Slack also discussed the storied history of Eldora, which opened in 1954 and was bought by Stewart 50 years later.
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On Wednesday’s edition of NASCAR America, Daniel Suarez recalled the moment he got the call that he was being promoted to replace Carl Edwards in the NASCAR Cup Series at Joe Gibbs Racing.
Suarez was at dinner back home in Mexico with family and friends when JGR officials called and him to be ready for a teleconference in a few moments.
Suarez stepped away, telling his dinner partners he’d be back shortly — which ultimately lasted 40 minutes.
When he returned to the dinner table, he couldn’t tell anything about the phone call — JGR officials swore him to secrecy — but he eventually revealed that he had been promoted to the NASCAR Cup Series to replace Edwards, who had decided to take a hiatus from his racing career.
Check out the video above.
Daniel Suarez appeared on Wednesday’s live broadcast of NASCAR America from the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina,
One of the funniest segments of Suarez’s visit was a video and verbal collage of how much he and his fellow Joe Gibbs Racing teammates really think of each other — all in good humor, of course.
Check out the video above where Suarez, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch answer the “tough questions” about themselves, as well as how they feel about their fellow teammates.
In winning last year’s Xfinity Series championship, Mexican native Daniel Suarez became NASCAR’s first international champion.
It was the culmination of a journey that began with his father and, interestingly enough, Volkswagen Beetles.
Check out Suarez’s story and the thoughts about his success and prowess by our NASCAR America analysts in the video above.
Speaking of VW Beetles, Suarez’s father sold his restoration shop to fund his son’s racing dream. Years later, Daniel repaid his father by purchasing a new restoration shop for him. See the video below.