NASCAR: Brawl Ensues Between Busch And Logano After Las Vegas Race

Mar 12, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Kyle Busch (18) pulls out of pit row during the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 12, 2017; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Kyle Busch (18) pulls out of pit row during the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports /

The talk of the NASCAR Cup Series on Monday will be what transpired between Joey Logano and Kyle Busch following the race in Las Vegas.

Martin Truex Jr. won his first race of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season on Sunday in Las Vegas. In the closing laps of the race there was an issue with Brad Keselowski and the No. 2 machine and it resulted in Truex being able to get around him for the win. The issues with Keselowski also caused some issues behind the leader as Keselowski tried to nurse his car to the finish line.

As Keselowski was falling back in the field there was contact between Joey Logano and Kyle Busch and the result was Busch getting spun out. The contact between Logano and Busch took a top-five finish for Busch and turned it into a finish outside of the top-20.

Following the wreck Busch looked upset but the cameras cut away from him to catch up with Truex Jr. and recap the final lap issues with Keselowski. A few moments later the cameras cut to pit road where Kyle Busch was in a mob on the ground with the No. 22 team.

After Busch was pulled off of several crew members, he was escorted away from the scene by NASCAR officials, who had a hard time restraining Busch from going back for more. It also appears that someone got a pretty good shot at Busch during the brawl, as Busch’s forehead was noticeably bloody after the encounter.

Of course the fight was reviewed several times by the boys in the booth, who surprisingly said that it was just a product of hard racing and that Busch shouldn’t have confronted Logano like that after the race. Even Logano, who has had a history of aggressive racing mentioned to reporters after the race that he had no intention of wrecking The JGR driver.

The NASCAR post-race crew caught up with Busch a few minutes after the incident and as expected he wasn’t in the mood to talk. He did note “that’s how Logano drives,” referencing the fact that Logano is known for driving aggressively. Moving forward there is some question as to whether or not this will spill over to next weekend or the coming weeks after that.

There’s also the matter of if Busch will be penalized in any way by NASCAR, which would mark the first time something like this has happened to Busch since winning the championship in 2015. Although it’s highly unlikely that Logano will face any repercussions for the last lap move, it’s not out of the realm of possibilities that both drivers will be called to the hauler to sort things out.

What does that mean next week for Phoenix? The only thing that’s certain is that all eyes will be trained on Kyle Busch and Joey Logano when NASCAR continues their Western swing at Phoenix International Raceway., which is ironically the place that Jeff Gordon got payback on Clint Bowyer in 2012 for a series of mishaps throughout that season.

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The Gordon/Bowyer confrontation at Phoenix is one of the most-memorable confrontations in recent history. Take a moment and relive the moment in the video above. Also, be sure to comment below and let us know if you think NASCAR is going to punish Busch for his actions after the Las Vegas was over.