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On Sunday, May 19, following the conclusion of the NASCAR All-Star Race, Ricky Stenhouse Jr punched Kyle Busch in the face at the North Wilkesboro Speedway in North Carolina. The physical altercation between them ensued after Kyle Busch had punted Ricky Stenhouse Jr into the wall on lap two of the race in response to some contact a lap prior.

After his No. 47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 went head-on into the wall, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, racing for JTG Daugherty Racing, had his chance of winning $1 million from the NASCAR All-Star Race taken away from him, getting classified as a finisher in 20th and last place. Meanwhile, the Spire Motorsports racer, Kyle Busch, finished the race in 10th place in his No. 7 Chevrolet Silverado, but his night wasn’t done then.

In the immediate aftermath of the crash, Ricky Stenhouse Jr had parked his car in the pit stall of Kyle Busch, waiting for his adversary to show up. When Busch arrived at his pit stall, he exchanged a few words with Stenhouse Jr before a fist came flying in his direction before a fight ensued.

The fracas between Ricky Stenhouse Jr and Kyle Busch along with their crew members didn’t last for long. The common sense prevailed after Busch’s crew members made it clear to their opposing counterparts of Stenhouse’s team that they didn’t want them in their hauler.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr spoke to Fox Sports after the physical altercation with Kyle Busch and said, “I shoved it three-wide, but he hit the fence and kind of came off the wall and ran into me. I don’t know, when I was talking to him, he kept saying that I wrecked him.”

“Definitely built up frustration with how he runs his mouth all the time about myself. I know he’s frustrated because he doesn’t run near as good as he used to,” he added.