CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch is apparently expecting retaliation from Brad Keselowski for wrecking him in the Nationwide Series race last week at Kansas.
"Probably for Brad being who Brad is, I guess I should be worried because he's stupid enough to do something," Busch said on SiriusXM NASCAR during Joe Gibbs Racing's fan day Friday. "But in all reality, to myself, I don't know, I guess I had more respect for drivers than that."
Busch and Keselowski were racing side-by-side in the closing laps last Saturday at Kansas when Busch got into Keselowski's left rear. The contact sent Keselowski's car into the outside wall, and Keselowski angrily jumped out, jogged over the grass toward pit road and gestured wildly at Busch's crew.
He then jogged to the infield care center. Keselowski later accused Busch of being a dirty driver — "that's as dirty as it gets — when someone wrecks you down the straightaway, that's as dirty as it gets. I got wrecked by a dirty driver. There's no other way of putting it," — and hinted he can retaliate because he's not racing for the Sprint Cup championship.
Busch said Friday on Sirius that Keselowski started this feud last year at Watkins Glen when he refused to give him an inch through the corner and ended up spinning Busch. So, Busch didn't give Keselowski an inch at Kansas.