The Vegas NASCAR occasion on Sunday had been a yawner of a race 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 trading blows.
Fans came for a NASCAR race, but got a boxing match when Kyle Busch (pictured) fought Joey Logano at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Kobalt 400, Las Vegas’ annual NASCAR race, was deemed a dreadfully boring event by racing observers. There had been few passes, and long stretches of running under green-flag conditions.
That all changed on the final lap. Martin Truex Jr. had the competition won, but Logano, looking to get to the finish on a tank that is nearly empty slightly lost control on the final corner and spun Busch off the track.
When the two exited their cars, Busch approached Logano and took a swing at younger motorist. Pit crews wrestled the two aside, yet not before blood was drawn.
‘He flat out just drove straight into the part and wrecked me,’ Vegas native Busch stated afterward. ‘That’s exactly how Joey races, so he’s likely to get it.’
Truex’s win offered a big return for recreations bettors who took the #78 car. He was +1400 at online book Bovada, while the land-based casinos had him at about 8-1.
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