NASCAR announced there will be no penalties for a post-race altercation between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano at Las Vegas on Sunday.
“After a full review of multiple videos and discussions with both competitors and their respective race teams, we felt Sunday’s postrace incident does not warrant any further action,” NASCAR Executive Vice President Steve O’Donnell said in a statement released on Wednesday. “NASCAR was built on the racing that took place on the final lap by two drivers battling for position. The emotions of our athletes run high, and Kyle Busch and Joey Logano are two of the most passionate and competitive drivers in the sport. Both competitors are very clear on our expectations going forward and we will be meeting with them in person prior to practice on Friday in Phoenix.”
In a television interview this week, Joey Logano has indicated he has spoken to Busch about the incident. Busch seemed to indicate on Sunday that he will retaliate against Logano saying, “That’s how Joey races, so he’s going to get it.”
If there are more incidents in the Busch/Logano saga, NASCAR may not be as forgiving next time. The NASCAR rulebook states incidents that include physical violence could result in a loss of 25 to 50 points and/or a $50,000 to $100,000 fine and/or a suspension.