Reports: Busch and Childress In Post-Race Fight
Kansas City, Kan. – The Twitter universe flared up Saturday evening with reports that NASCAR team owner Richard Childress and driver Kyle Busch got into a physical altercation following the Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.
The reports had Childress punching Busch in the face.
An unidentified crew member from another truck team told RacinToday.com that Busch was in a headlock and was being pounded “pretty good.”
NASCAR public relations staffer Kerry Tharp said that NASCAR is looking into the reports.
Busch and Joey Coulter, who drives a Richard Childress Racing truck, got into an on-track altercation during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250.
Busch apparently did not like the move which Coulter used to get past him late in the race. He gave Coulter’s car a bump on the cool-down lap.
Coulter finished fifth in the event and Busch sixth.
The anger then carried over into the infield after the race, according to the Twitter and other reports.
There, the altercations reportedly occurred well after the race.
A team spokesman for RCR said the team had no comment on the reports.
There has been bad blood between the Childress team and Busch before this year. During the Sprint Cup race at Darlington, Busch and RCR driver Kevin Harvick got involved in bumping incidents.
That resulted in Harvick blocking Busch’s car in the pits after the race. Harvick got out of this car, approached Busch’s and when he reached it, Harvick threw a punch. Just as he did, Busch gunned his engine and rammed Harvick’s car out of the way. Busch then drove off.
Both drivers were put on probation for the incident.
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