Truex Not Happy With Kyle Busch

Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch

Martin Truex Jr. has a discussion with Kyle Busch after their run-in late in Sunday's race at Atlanta. (Photo: Dustin Long)

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HAMPTON, Ga. - Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch played bumper cars on the track and then had a discussion in the garage after Sunday’s race.

Truex declined comment. There were not comments available from Busch.

With two laps to go, Truex smacked the wall after he was hit from behind by Busch. Truex then slammed on the brakes to slow Busch, who ran into the back of Truex’s car. Truex’s car then hit Busch’s as Busch drove by.

After the race, Truex, who finished 23rd, parked his car behind Busch’s car in the garage. Truex then went to the window of Busch’s car and had a discussion with Busch as Busch remained seated in the car. After that discussion ended, Truex had a discussion with Busch’s crew chief Dave Rogers that continued as Busch, who finished 16th, exited the car and walked away.

“They’re hard-nosed competitors, and they don’t cut each other much slack,’’ Rogers said. “I talked to Kyle about what happened. He said he was expecting Martin to go in on the bottom, and Kyle was banzaing on the top and trying got get the pass.  Martin surprised him by going up top, and Kyle said he got to the brake but he got to the brake too late.’’

As for what Truex said?

“He came over and said his piece and asked why Kyle got in the back of him,’’ Rogers said. “Martin didn’t say or do anything wrong there. He kept it peaceful. He said what was on his mind, and I think that is expected. It didn’t get out of control. Kyle tried to explain what happened and I think they agreed to disagree tonight but they’ll probably talk later this week and figure it out.’’

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