The Vegas NASCAR event on Sunday was a yawner of a competition throughout a lot of the 400 miles, but a last-lap incident between hometown boy Kyle Busch and Joey Logano provided plenty of excitement that ended up in the two drivers exchanging blows.
Fans came for a NASCAR race, but got a boxing match when Kyle Busch (pictured) fought Joey Logano at the Las Vegas engine Speedway.
The Kobalt 400, Las Vegas’ annual NASCAR race, was considered a dreadfully boring event by racing observers. There were passes that are few and long stretches of running under green-flag conditions.
That all changed regarding the final lap. Martin Truex Jr. had the competition won, but Logano, trying to get to your finish for a tank that is nearly empty slightly lost control regarding the final corner and spun Busch off the track.
When the two exited their cars, Busch approached Logano and took a swing at younger driver. Pit crews wrestled the two apart, but not before blood ended up being drawn.
‘He flat out just drove straight within the part and wrecked me,’ Vegas native Busch said a while later. ‘That’s how Joey races, so he’s gonna get it.’
Truex’s win offered a big return for recreations bettors who took the #78 automobile. He had been +1400 at online book Bovada, while the casinos that are land-based him at about 8-1.
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