Kyle Busch responded to Chase Elliott’s imitation of his winning bow after the NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The last seven NASCAR Truck Series races entering Tuesday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended with a bow.
That is because Kyle Busch had won each of those seven races going back to July of 2018 at Pocono Raceway.
Tuesday night’s 134-lap race around the four-turn, 1.5-mile (2.414-kilometer) oval in Charlotte, North Carolina also ended with a bow.
But it wasn’t Busch doing the bowing. It was Chase Elliott.
Elliott, who hadn’t competed in a Truck Series race since winning at Martinsville Speedway in April of 2017, entered this race due to the $100,000 bounty placed on Busch by Kevin Harvick and Marcus Lemonis for any full-time Cup Series driver who could beat Busch at NASCAR’s third highest level of competition. In the first race since this bounty was put into place, Elliott claimed it, finishing just 0.627 seconds ahead of Busch in second place. This $100,000 is set to go to a COVID-19 relief fund of Elliott’s choice.
Busch’s post-race interview could not be aired by Fox Sports 1 due to the profanity he used in it, but it was later released. Fox Sports 1 simply aired him leaving his #51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota following his disappointing runner-up finish, his first non-win since he placed second at the same track in May of 2018.
Busch missed Elliott’s bow, and he later spoke to Fox Sports’ Bob Pockrass about it.
Elliott said that his bow was a spur-of-the-moment decision.
Busch and Elliott were involved in a notable Cup Series incident last Wednesday night at Darlington Raceway, when contact from Busch sent Elliott into the wall and ended what was a great chance for him to secure his first victory of the 2020 season on what turned out to be the race’s final green flag lap.
It appears as though this rivalry isn’t over.