Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve most certainly have seen the video of Kyle Busch and Joey Logano’s scuffle on pit road at the end of last Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Busch, was mad that Logano got into him in Turn 4 on the final lap which sent his No. 18 Toyota spinning towards pit road. Instead of nabbing his first top five of the season, Busch would finish outside the top 20 again.
That’s why tempers were so hot.
Now, we head to Phoenix where payback can occur again.
The Phoenix International Raceway is a one-mile oval, but it races much like that of a short track. There’s plenty of opportunities to pay someone back there. So, if Busch and/or Logano was wanting revenge on the other, it could indeed happen on Sunday.
Plus, there’s this fact too, both should be running up front and near each other again this weekend.
Busch, finished fourth and second respectively in the two races at Phoenix last year while Logano came home 18th and first respectively.
Also, Busch has three straight top fives at PIR and eight top 10’s in his last 11 starts there. Furthermore, he’s started in the top 10 in seven of his last eight PIR starts including two poles, one of which occurring in the Spring race a year ago
Logano on the other hand, has three straight top six finishes this season to go along with six top 10 finishes in his last seven Phoenix starts. Mix that with six top 10 starts in his last seven PIR races including five of those six coming from the first two rows, and you can see why not only will they be running near each other on Sunday, but they may be starting there too.
So, if you’re expecting a pay back from either side, it could come this weekend.