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Fan Confronts & Tries To Fight Kyle Busch During Post-Race Altercation

Fan Confronts & Tries To Fight Kyle Busch During Post-Race Altercation

It was Kurt Busch's first Bristol victory since 2006. He led the Xfinity Series race Friday before an early accident knocked him out.

The Monster Energy Cup Series will take a week off ahead of a Sunday, September 2nd race night at Darlington Raceway in the Bo'Jangles Southern 500. He has finished second on this track four times - at a Cup event earlier this year and at Xfinity Series races in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

"I love this place", Kurt Busch said. The crowd responded with a thunderous boo, and Kyle Busch's eventful evening was off to a roaring start.

Busch, who was on the other end of a controversial bump during July's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, owned up to his actions during a post-race interview. He was two laps behind and seemingly had little chance of getting back in contention. Busch then took the lead from his teammate on the next restart that followed a Lap 472 yellow flag.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has one of the fastest cars in the field but has been set back by a speeding penalty and a flat tire.

"That was just me and this team and never giving up and being able to drive up through the field like that", Busch said.

Understanding the nature of short track racing and the frustrations that come along with it, Truex chalks up his 30th-place finish at Bristol to just that - tough racing.

Martin Truex Jr. blamed himself for being in position to be wrecked by Kyle Busch and blamed Busch for wrecking him even if it was unintentional during a wild Saturday night for both drivers.

"I felt like Bell was just as good, if not better than Kyle". "Hopefully, he's all right and everything is OK there". He's so good that he chose the song "All I Do Is Win" by D.J. Khaled to play as he was introduced before the race. He fell two laps off the pace, came back to race Martin Truex Jr. for second, then moved Truex out the way late in the race.

"The auto was really good yesterday and it got in the wall, and three laps later it had a flat tire", Busch said. "I feel like our team gets better as well".

Saying Truex and his crew chief Cole Pearn are "really cool", Busch doesn't believe he'll have to do any damage control - although he did say he might send a cake to the Furniture Row Racing shop in Colorado for the team members having to work extra time because of the wrecked vehicle. He had accomplished the feat in 2010 and 2017.

Even on a weekend in which he didn't post his usual results, Busch still displayed the qualities that make him one of the circuit's most polarizing and powerful drivers.

Alas, it seems like the effort might only help the XFINITY Series race.

Probably didn't obviously do it on objective, but it's hard Bristol racing. He said afterward he meant no harm and added that he should send a cake to Truex's crew as a form of apology.

While leaving the track, a NASCAR fan approached Busch, looking to fight.

LOCKED IN: Although they have yet to win a Cup race this season, Larson, Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski scored enough points to clinch berths in the playoffs.