Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Have Altercation After NASCAR Truck Race In Kansas
by Jeff Gluck
Kyle Busch was put into a headlock and punched several times by famed team owner Richard Childress before falling to the ground, according to several people with direct knowledge of an altercation that occurred after the Kansas Truck Series race on Saturday.
Busch, who had raced hard with Richard Childress Racing's Joey Coulter late in the event, was confronted by Childress in the garage following the race.
According to several sources, Childress removed his watch and handed it to grandson Austin Dillon before walking up to Busch.
Childress apparently didn't like what he heard from Busch upon speaking with the driver, and the 65-year-old grandfather placed Busch in a headlock and punched him two or three times.
Busch then went to the ground in a defensive position to avoid further injury, but Childress attempted to punch Busch again after he rose.
SPEED's Ray Dunlap reported Busch may have suffered a black eye in the incident.
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.
We'll obviously keep you up to date as more details about this story come in from those in Kansas.