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Kyle Busch Swings at Joey Logano After Contact in Las Vegas

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.

About the author

Growing up in Easton, Pa., Zach Catanzareti has grown his auto racing interest from fandom to professional. Joining Frontstretch in 2015, Zach enjoys nothing more than being at the track, having covered his first half-season of 18 races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2017. With experience behind the wheel, behind the camera and in the media center, he thrives on being an all-around reporter.

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Let the Hate toward Joey begin!

Carl D.

Purely a racing deal. Busch made an aggressive move on the last lap and then Logano did the same. This kind of stuff never happens to Jamie McMurray. :-)

Butch L

It’s about time, YET ONCE AGAIN, for Joe Gibbs to get his monkey under control. This sport doesn’t need a whining snowflake crybaby who thinks his crap doesn’t stink. Kyle Busch is a real turn-off for me and a real loser. He needs to be suspended for at least a 4-race period.

Tom B

How dramatic not wiping the dripping blood. It reminded me of Jackie O and Jesse Jackson after the Kennedy and MLK assassinations.
Remember when Joey use to let drivers bully him on the track and he would take it?
The fight is good for TV ratings. Next week the Monster Energy girls should have a wardrobe malfunction.

John W

The only I see coming out of this is Kyle Busch going out and retaliating in some manner involving other driver who nothing to do with this issue between the two of them.

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