What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas right? Kyle Busch, and Joey Logano were racing hard on the final lap of the Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas. They were both racing for a top 5 finish today, when Busch's number 18 made contact with Logano's number 22, it appears that Logano got loose going into the turn. The end result was a top 5 finish for Logano (4th), and Kyle Busch finishing 22nd. It's kind of ironic that Kyle Busch was pissed off at the number 22 car, and his 22nd place finish.
Kyle Busch confronted Logano after the race. Punches were thrown, and several people were involved, but the end game was Kyle Busch ended up with a bloody face. Logano obviously got the better of Busch twice today. Kyle Busch, and Logano haven't had much of a troubled past with each other, but that sure did change today. NASCAR has been known for the crashes, and semi-violent nature of the sport, but I think a lot of people fail to recognize that these fights happen all the time. Kyle Busch left Vegas without a top 5 finish, but he did get something out of it; he got an ass whipping from Logano's crew he won't soon forget.
This rivalry will be something to watch from here on out. I don't believe either driver will be willing to let bygones be bygones, at least not any time soon. These are going to be two drivers that are going to be in contention for a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Championship all season. It will add a flare, and a bit of excitement to the cup series. Logano tweeted after the race "We about crashed and I was trying to save it. Nothing intentional on my end. Had another fast Ford all day. Proud of this 22 team." Kyle Busch is yet to tweet, but he did talk to Fox Sports. He said "He flat out just drove straight in the corner and wrecked me. That's how Joey races so he's going to get it." In my opinion, Joey did not mean to wreck Busch. Obviously he was racing hard, but he said it best, "Nothing intentional on my end."
Obviously what happens in Vegas, will not stay in Vegas in this case. This incident will likely bleed over next weekend, to Phoenix and for the months to come. This fight will undoubtedly lead to disciplinary action from NASCAR against Kyle Busch. Logano on the other hand shouldn't face any disciplinary action, because he didn't start the confrontation, nor did he throw a punch, it was all his pit crew. Martin Truex Jr. was the winner at Vegas, and undoubtedly Kyle Busch was the biggest looser.