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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. punches Kyle Busch after NASCAR All-Star Race



Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  punches Kyle Busch after NASCAR All-Star Race

An angry Ricky Stenhouse Jr. confronted and then punched Kyle Busch after Sunday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway, causing a brief fight between teams in the garage.

Stenhouse made an aggressive move on the first lap of the race and Busch ended up in the wall, leading to Busch deliberately crashing Stenhouse and taking him out on lap 2. But North Wilkesboro is an old-fashioned track with no exit tunnel, so Stenhouse had nothing to do but wait for Busch until the race was over.

Sure enough, Stenhouse was standing at Busch’s transporter when the driver of car No. 8 approached. After a brief conversation, Stenhouse took a swing and started a fight. Team members then got involved.

“You hit the fence yourself,” Stenhouse said, according to footage The Athletics‘s Jordan Bianchi. “I didn’t touch you!”

When Busch disputed that, Stenhouse’s eyes widened and he added, “I didn’t touch you.” Not once.”

“We all hit each other,” Busch said.

“No, we – you hit the fence and then you hit me,” Stenhouse said.

Busch then said again that that wasn’t true, and Stenhouse waved his fist and appeared to punch Busch in the face.

After the initial contact, Stenhouse’s father – Ricky Stenhouse Sr. – also chased after Busch and waved at him.

“Daddy!” Stenhouse Jr. said after being knocked to the ground, then asked a crew member, “Can you get my dad?”

Stenhouse Sr. and Busch were angrily wrestling each other and held each other for a few moments before being pulled apart.

“Bring it! I don’t care…” Busch then yelled at Stenhouse Jr. “I’m just as bad as you! Let’s go!”

Busch was referring to his disappointing season so far and a 10th-place finish on Sunday night. Stenhouse is also struggling this year after winning the Daytona 500 last season.

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