Kyle Busch put the “swing” in West Coast Swing.
The final lap of Sunday’s Kobalt 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway saw Kyle Busch spin off the bumper of Joey Logano after the two fought for third spot.
After race leader Brad Keselowski suffered a brake issue, the two made contact as they swerved to pass the ailing No. 2, which led to the spin in Turn 4 for Busch.
Sliding across pit road to finish 22nd, Busch met with Logano and pit road to show his displeasure — by throwing a punch.
“There wasn’t much talking, just a lot of swinging,” Logano said, who finished fourth. “I was racing hard at the end, Kyle and I usually racing really well together. We usually don’t have issues.
“He tried to pin me down in the corner under Brad and we about crashed on entry. I was still trying to gather it up by the center. I was going to spin out, I’m trying to chase it up and he was there.
“That was not intentional, but obviously, he thinks that.”
Busch was seen with blood dripping from his forehead after fighting with a couple Team Penske No. 22 crew members on the ground.
Having an up-and-down day at his home track, Busch was straightforward about the final-lap collision.
“I got dumped,” he said to FOX Sports’ Vince Welch. “He flat-out just drove straight into the corner and wrecked me. It’s how Joey races. He’s going to get it.”
The West Coast Swing continues next week from Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday, March 19.
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