Will this fall under “Boys have at it?”
Richard Childress had an altercation with Kyle Busch in the garage area after the O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway, sources confirmed Saturday night. Multiple sources say “Childress took matters into his own hands.”
The altercation happened in the garage area about 30 minutes after the conclusion of the race, according to the sources, who indicated that Childress initiated the altercation. Childress likely was upset that late in the race, Richard Childress Racing driver Joey Coulter and Busch had a tight battle for fifth with contact on the final lap. Busch tapped Coulter on the cool-down lap following the race.
According to sources, Richard Childress took off his watch and handed it to his grandson, Austin Dillion, before approaching the driver. Childress initiated the altercation without a discussion, placing Busch in a headlock and punching him two or three times. Busch then went to the ground in a defensive position, but Childress attempted to punch Busch again after he rose.
This obviously isn’t the first time Busch has had an issue with someone related to Richard Childress Racing. Busch has found himself in several disagreements with RCR’s Kevin Harvick, including a notable incident at Darlington in which Busch moved Harvick’s car on pit road to try and avoid getting punched.
NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp confirmed that NASCAR was looking into the rumors of an altercation following the Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway.
More to come.