• Jun 7, 2011
Kyle Busch bumps Kevin Harvick at Kansas Speedway – Click above to watch the videos after the break

There's a lot of money in NASCAR, and that inevitably draws big egos to the races. Two of those personalities clashed after a recent Truck Series race when Kyle Busch bumped a Richard Childress Racing truck driven by Kevin Harvick during the cool down lap.

After the field found their way to the pits, Childress himself tracked down Busch, put him in a headlock and commenced to deliver a few well-placed punches. As a result of the confrontation, NASCAR organizers fined Childress $150,000 and put him on probation, though the team owner won't see any sort of suspension.

There's no word if any of that money will go toward mending Bush's busted ego after being beaten down by a 65-year-old grandfather.

Busch and Harvick have feuded on and off the track for years, so word of the two racers tangoing once again is nothing special. Both drivers were fined $25,000 after a confrontation on pit road at Darlington. It's a little rarer to hear of a team owner personally going after a driver, however. Click past the break for the video along with some commentary of the confrontation and resulting fine.





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      Mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      Umm no Busch had bumped into Joey Coulter on the cool-down lap after the race. Keven Harvick was in the sprint cup. Come on Autoblog...
        Tyler
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mike
        I know, Joey Coulter was the driver, Harvick was in the truck race though with his own team. Kevin Harvick Inc.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      pwr2lbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sometimes Men hit each other in the face, or at least that is how it used to be! Now it's an entire generation of men raised by women. Why is it okay in Hockey, but not any other sport? Who makes the decision on where it is morally okay? Consequences breed respect!
      Mike
      • 3 Years Ago
      Busch had bumped into Joey Coulter on the cool-down lap after the truck race. Not Keven Harvick. That was at a previous race in Darlington in the sprint cup.
      ack154
      • 3 Years Ago
      So is NASCAR taking queues from the WWE or something? Though I suppose it doesn't matter. I don't watch either one. Both garbage.
      Blackstar
      • 3 Years Ago
      News Flash! This just in, overgrown children driving in a circle can't act like adult professionals. Coming up next, water is wet, sky is blue. And is it true real race car drivers turn left AND right? We think so. Stay Tuned.
        Carnut0913
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Blackstar
        as opposed to overgrown children playing with a ball and getting arrested for DUIs, caught with prostitutes, drugs, violence,... and then going broke after making millyuns and millyuns. And I've yet to see a ringer win a road course event in NASCAR... Actually I didnt realize that there was that much more skill involved in making a right hand turn than a left turn. I always figured that since I could do the one, I'd be able to do the other. Kind of like assuming that if I can manage a 4onthefloor, I'd be okay handling a 6th gear as well....
          Blackstar
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Carnut0913
          "as opposed to overgrown children playing with a ball and getting arrested for DUIs, caught with prostitutes, drugs, violence,... and then going broke after making millyuns and millyuns." As opposed to nothing. Anyone who behaves like that in any sport, game or competitive endeavor is immature and unprofessional. I dislike any overgrown children playing with anything and earning far to much for it. Any you can argue automotive procedural skill 'til you're blue in the face. Takes a lot of skill to juggle tennis balls while sitting on the toilet picking your toenails. Doesn't change the fact all they do is waste rubber and gasoline driving in a non changing oval. Doesn't matter how much 'skill' is involved, it's just as silly.
      AldenBiesen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Here's some real racing from EUROPE (!!!) with lots of friendly bumps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCij9mYIokA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXkWUCBoe4k Watch and learn.
      Jeremy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't understand why Kyle is upset for being passed fair and square (I haven't researched it); but, Mr. Childress is my hero! I wish more of the drivers would be like that. Nascar needs to the guys vent out like hockey does.
        Bassracerx
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jeremy
        Richard childress is the team owner! This is the equivilent of Jerry Buss beating down labron james because he fowled Colby. Kyle Busch was assaulted should file charges. that was Battery and Nobody should have to take that. Childress should seriously have left that track in handcuffs. I really hope his sponsors take action against Richard Childress Racing and drop him next year. I don't think 150,000 dollars is a big enough penalty. Nascar has let too many things slide lately and a fine is not going to solve anything. Honestly if I was the owner of nascar I would have a zero tolorance policy for this BS and kick him out where does Nascar draw the line? Does every team owner get a shot at whatever driver they choose if the give nascar. $150,000?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Justin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good for Childress, although I would've preferred that Harvick did it earlier. But it's like Harvick said at Darlington, when you race like that generally, you should at least be prepared to take the gloves off. Busch needs to walk the walk after the race if he's going to talk the talk.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wasn't it just this week were an Aston Martin driver ran through a GT-R on a road course? Keep your snobby European attitudes out of this topic, it has nothing to do with Americans or NASCAR, but instead super-competitive Alpha males losing their tempers.
      EZEE
      • 3 Years Ago
      Richard Childress attacks Busch! (just say it out loud and you will LOL)
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