Is revenge on Kenseth’s mind as Chase winds down?

Kyle Busch signs for fans during The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Eliminator Round Media Day at NASCAR Hall of Fame on October 27, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kyle Busch signs for fans during The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Eliminator Round Media Day at NASCAR Hall of Fame on October 27, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Kyle Busch signs for fans during The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Eliminator Round Media Day at NASCAR Hall of Fame on October 27, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kyle Busch rallied at Talladega and took advantage of others’ misfortunes to advance to the Chase’s Eliminator Round.

But Busch suggested Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth, who was ousted from the Chase at Talladega, might still have a score to settle with Joey Logano.

It was contact from Logano’s No.22 Team Penske Ford that spun Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota Oct. 18 at Kansas Speedway—while Kenseth was leading with five laps left in the Hollywood Casino 400—thereby depriving Kenseth of his best chance to advance in the Chase with a victory.

Busch thinks Logano, who swept all three races in the Contender Round, might have reason to look over his shoulder in the next few weeks.

“Joey Logano didn’t have to do anything to Matt Kenseth, except he knew Matt Kenseth was going to be a strong competitor for the championship at Homestead, so he eliminated him,” Busch said. “Now he’s going to have to worry about that all the way to Homestead.”

Asked whether that meant payback might be coming at Martinsville on Sunday, Busch replied, “I don’t know if it’s Martinsville, if it’s Texas, if it’s Phoenix, if it’s Homestead—I don’t know.”

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