It looked like Kyle Busch and Joey Logano would both finish in the top five on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. They ran third and fourth, respectively, in Turn 4 on the last lap. But things turned sour in a flash.
Coming out of the final corner during the Kobalt 400, Logano’s No. 22 Ford broke loose, slid up the track and tapped Busch’s left side panel just enough to make his No. 18 Toyota spin sideways onto pit road.
Martin Truex Jr. won the race, and as he performed his celebratory burnout in front of the packed grandstands, fans cheered, but it wasn’t only for his victory.
Busch, who parked his car mid-way down pit road, climbed out and immediately stormed towards Logano’s car. Once he found the Team Penske driver, NASCAR at Las Vegas turned into WWE at Las Vegas.
Busch swung for Logano’s face, and the scramble began.
Fans yelled with excitement as they watch the fight on the video board as track security, NASCAR officials and crew members separated the two.
When Busch was finally pulled away, his forehead was bleeding. When the camera caught sight of it, the crowd roared once more.
“There wasn’t much talking — there was a lot of swinging,” Logano, who finished fourth, said in his Fox Sports interview. “Kyle and I usually race really well together and never have any issues. He tried to pin me down into the corner underneath Brad [Keselowski, Penske teammate], and we about crashed on entry.
“Then I was still trying to gather it up in the center. I was going to spin out so I’m trying to chase it up and he was there. Obviously, it was nothing intentional.”
Busch, who was running third when Logano made contact with him, felt he was “dumped” by the Connecticut native.
“Flat out drove straight into the corner and wrecked me,” Busch explain to Fox Sports. “It’s how Joey races, so he’s gonna get it.”
The No. 18 ended up 22nd and currently sits 19th in the points standings. He got the worst of it on the track and in the brawl.
When Logano was asked if any punches were landed on him, he said, “None to me.”
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