|Post-race incident/Courtesy: Nascar.com/Getty Images|
The winner, was Regan Smith, a first time race winner. Congratulations to him.
However, that win was far overshadowed by the near brawl between Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch as a result of an incident near the end of the race.
If you watch the video, you'll see Harvick and Busch's cars come one in front of the other on pit row after the race ended, Harvick gets out of the car, go over to Busch's car and appears to throw a punch. Busch wants no part of it, nudges Harvick's car, which rolls into the wall and drives off. We might also mention, Harvick spun out Clint Bowyer leading into all the shenanigans.
It gets better.
The two teams were parked next to each other in the garage area. Hostilities ensued and the teams had to be separated. Both drivers were immediately sent to the principal's office (The NASCAR trailer)
You can read NASCAR.com's full account of the craziness RIGHT HERE
As bad as this sounds, in a backhanded way, it's going to be good for NASCAR, a sports that was THE up-and-coming Sport that has seemingly lost all of its momentum the past couple of years. They can use the attention, good...or bad.
As for Mr. Harvick and Mr.Busch, you can expect fines of some sort, but that probably will be it. The two have had an on-and-off feud for the past couple of years now and yes, it's escalating. But NASCAR isn't going to suspend two of its best drivers unless they just do something completely idiotic. And while this was certainly stupid...and on several levels really funny, it doesn't quite reach idiotic level...yet.
NASCAR.com provides us with the video. The craziness comes about the 1:40 mark.