Watch: Kyle Busch bloodied in fight with Joey Logano after Kobalt 400
It took only three races for our first fight of the 2017 NASCAR season.
It took only three races for the first fight of the 2017 NASCAR season.
On the final lap of the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas, Joey Logano got loose and into the rear of Kyle Busch's car, causing Busch to spin onto pit road at the end of the race. Busch was not happy with the wreck and confronted the Ford driver after they both climbed from their cars.
Busch threw punches at Logano, but he got the worst of it as Logano's team mauled Busch, cutting his forehead before the fight was broken up.
"There wasn't much talking, just a lot of swinging," Logano told Fox Sports after the altercation. "I was racing hard there at the end — Kyle and I usually race really well together and we don't have any issues.
"He tried to pin me down into the corner underneath Brad (Keselowski) and we about crashed on entry and I was still trying to gather it up out of center and I was going to spin out so I'm trying to chase it up and he was there. I would say nothing intentional but obviously he thinks that."
Logano, who finished fourth, doesn't have the best relationship with Joe Gibbs Racing, especially with Busch's teammate Matt Kenseth, who was suspended in 2015 for intentionally wrecking Logano at Martinsville.
"I don’t run from conflict," Logano later told reporters Sunday. "You just talk about it, but [Busch] wasn’t in a talking mood. He was in a fighting mood, I guess. Typically, you can handle this stuff like men and talk about it. You don’t have to fight, but whatever.
"Kyle and I have always raced really well together. We’ve never had an issue, but I guess that’s over.”
After the altercation, Busch made it clear that he wasn't done with Logano.