Kyle Busch wanted a boxing match with Joey Logano after the race this weekend, because he thought that his former teammate intentionally put him out of the race.
This weekend, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway looked more like the WWE Royal Rumble at one point. Kyle Busch approached Joey Logano, his former teammate and landed a strong punch on his face.
Immediately after that, the brawl started and Logano and members of his team started fighting Kyle Bush.
In a fight that lasted 20 seconds, there were no winners, although Kyle Busch was outnumbered and he finished with a little blood on his forehead.
This is something that is not often seen in the NASCAR races. But that shows what kind of passion and the amount of emotions that are involved in this competition.
Everything started when Kyle Busch, number 18 from Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, made a little contact with team Penske Ford which was driven by Joey Logano.
Kyle Busch lost control of the vehicle and his Toyota was spinning on the track. He was out of the race, while Logano eventually finished in fourth place.
After the race, Kyle Bush was furious and wanted to fight Logano on pit road after his ex-teammate got out of the car.
“I got dumped,” Busch said. “He flat out just drove straight into the corner and wrecked me. That’s how Joey races so he’s going to get it.”
On the other side, Joey Logano has an opinion and an explanation.
Asked to describe the on-track incident that set Busch off, Logano said that he didn’t want anything bad for Busch.
“I don’t know. I was racing him right there at the end with our Pennzoil Ford.… Kyle and I usually race really well together and don’t have any issues. He tried to pin me down into the corner underneath Brad. We about crashed and 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 (the track) and he was there.
“It wasn’t intentional, but obviously he thinks that. So I don’t know.”
The winner of the race was Martin Truex Jr., and when he heard about the fight between his two colleagues he had an interesting question:
“I heard a little bit of a fight broke out.… Who was fighting anyway?” Truex asked. “Kyle and Joey? Who won?”
With this he became the first driver who won all three segments in NASCAR Cup’s new stage racing.
In second place we saw Kyle Larson.