The Busch Clash
May 21, 2007 | 11:00 A.M. EST
It was anything but an all-star performance by the Busch brothers Saturday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway as Kyle and Kurt Busch crashed out of the NEXTEL All-Star Challenge.
With 17 laps to go in the final segment of Saturday night's race, Jyle dipped to the inside of Kurt as the field raced through turn one.
Unfortunately they made contact, sending both the Miller Lite Dodge and Kellogg's Chevrolet spinning into the wall and out of the race.
"Inevitably the Busch brothers had to get together," Kurt said. "We did it in an all-star race. A million bucks were up for grabs, and I'm sure that's why he didn't lift and I'm sure that's why I didn't give an inch."
The elder Busch had a strong car Saturday as he shot for ahis first all-star race win and tried his best to keep his emotions in check in the aftermath of the crash with his brother.
"Maybe I should have given an inch and maybe he shouldn't have taken that inch," he said. "I'm pretty sure we'll discuss this. We can't just let it go. We can't take it too serious because we've got to go race next week."
"I really didn't know it was him, but I knew it was a pretty aggressive move underneath me. It startled me and I didn't give an inch to that guy and that guy was my little brother."
Kyle declined to comment on the incident to the media, leaving his crew chief Alan Gustafson to speculate.
"Only those two guys know what went on there," he said. "When you have guys that work the way they do and put cars on the track the way they do, it doesn't matter who wrecks or how they wreck."
Kurt summed things up with the line of the weekend.
"We'll see what he has to say about it and see what we can do to discuss it, but right now, I'm not eating any Kellogg's anytime soon," he said.