Video: Boys have at it, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano tangle post race at Vegas

Kyle Busch was not a happy race car driver Sunday. The 2016 NASCAR Cup champion was in contention for the win late in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Or at least a top five finish.

He was battling for the top five finish on the final lap with Joey Logano.  Entering turn 3, Logano underneath Busch slipped up off the bottom of the turn. He made contact with Busch who was sent spinning.  Busch’s Toyota spun down onto pit road but made no contact. He was able to slide across the line 22nd, Logano was scored 4th.

After the race Busch confronted Logano. A wrestling match ensued with Logano being pulled away, and Busch tangling with crewmembers on the ground. Busch walked away from the fray bloodied on his forehead.

“I don’t know,” Logano said when asked what happened. “We were just racing hard there at the end. I was underneath him on the backstretch and he tried to crash me into the corner getting underneath Brad (Keselowski) there and at that point I was just trying get through the corner. I was sideways all the way through and get into him. Nothing intentional. I understand his frustration, he crashed. The same thing could have happened into 3 what he did to me.”

Busch wasn’t so forgiving.

“I got dumped,” he said. “He just flat-out drove straight into the corner and wrecked me. That’s how Joey races. He’s gonna get it.”

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