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Stenhouse punches Busch in post-race combat at NASCAR All-Star Race

In what turned out to be a rather tame first 100 laps of the 200-lap main event, the race actually got off to an eventful start as Kyle Busch tagged the outside wall on the opening lap as the field went three-wide. Busch, who thought he had been hit by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., then knocked

Stenhouse punches Busch in post-race combat at NASCAR All-Star Race

In what turned out to be a relatively tame first 100 laps of the 200-lap fundamental occasion, the race truly acquired off to an eventful begin as Kyle Busch tagged the skin wall on the opening lap as the sector went three-wide.

Busch, who thought he had been hit by Ricky Stenhouse Jr., then knocked Stenhouse into the wall on lap 2 in retaliation. The harm was intensive and introduced an early finish to Stenhouse’s race.

A pissed off Stenhouse parked his wrecked automotive in Busch’s workforce’s pit stall earlier than he walked to the infield care middle.

Since North Wilkesboro doesn’t have an infield entry tunnel, Stenhouse was pressured to attend out the rest of the race and he vowed to confront Busch after the race.

He stored his phrase, strolling as much as Busch as Busch returned to his workforce’s hauler after the race. The 2 engaged in a short heated argument earlier than Stenhouse struck Busch along with his proper hand and a brawl erupted, which additionally collected close by crew members and Stenhouse’s father earlier than it was damaged up.

NASCAR stated it might look into the post-race fracas and any penalties could be introduced subsequent week.

“I felt Kyle and I by no means had any points and I wrecked him one time at Daytona and he type of unhealthy mouthed me ever since then,” Stenhouse stated after the incident. “I felt like we get alongside fairly properly outdoors the race monitor. I discuss to him fairly a bit.

“I’m unsure why he was so mad – yeah, I shoved it three-wide, however he hit the fence, type of got here off the fence and bumped into me. Once I was speaking to him, he stored saying that I wrecked him. It was undoubtedly built-up frustration with how he runs his mouth on a regular basis about myself.

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“I do know he’s [Busch] pissed off as a result of he doesn’t run close to nearly as good as he used to. I perceive that. We’re a single automotive workforce that’s working actually laborious to get higher every weekend. Our automotive was actually sturdy in follow, and I used to be trying ahead to working to the entrance.

“I used to be enthusiastic about the remainder of the evening, and he ruined it.”

Stenhouse stated being pressured to stay within the infield the remainder of the race didn’t assist his frustration stage.

“If there was a tunnel, I’d most likely be at house watching the top of that however right here we’re,” Stenhouse stated. “I don’t have anything for him. If he needs to do a charity match we may do this, increase some cash.”

Busch, who completed tenth out of the 20 vehicles, left the monitor with out remark. Stenhouse ended up twentieth.

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