Things that go bump in the night: How Kurt Busch made friends at Richmond

Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart tangled after the checkered flag fell Saturday night at Richmond. (Photo Greg Engle)
Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart tangled after the checkered flag fell Saturday night at Richmond. (Photo Greg Engle)
Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart tangled after the checkered flag fell Saturday night at Richmond. (Photo Greg Engle)

The Kurt Busch of old made an appearance at Richmond International Raceway Saturday night. The former champion known for his short temper, led for a time and looked to be in a position to contend for the win. A late race caution however derailed his hopes and led to some extracurricular activity both on and off the track.

The race ended with a green-white-caution finish with Busch lined up inside the top ten. In the melee that ensued when the final green flag dropped, Matt Kenseth shoved Busch out of the racing groove. This came just after Busch had made contact with the Chevy of Tony Stewart shoving him up out of the way.

On the cool down lap, things were anything but cool. Busch sped up to Kenseth’s Toyota and gave it a hard tap shortly after receiving the same from Kenseth. Stewart showed up on the scene shortly after and pushed Busch’s Chevy into the wall. Busch retaliated and the two cars kept making contact until they got to pit road. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.