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Why Kyle Busch confronted Christopher Bell after the NASCAR Cup Series race at COTA

Why Kyle Busch confronted Christopher Bell after the NASCAR Cup Series race at COTA

March 10: Christopher Bell celebrates winning the Shriners Children’s 500 at Phoenix Raceway.

A frustrated Kyle Busch approached Christopher Bell after Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Circuit of The Americas and let Bell know he wasn’t happy about the contact Bell made during the race.

Busch, running inside the top 10, got turned around after Bell hit him in Turn 1 on Lap 40 and lost several positions. Bell, in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, went on to finish second behind William Bryon. Busch, in the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, was ninth.

“KB is is frustrated about what happened in Turn 1 and I don’t know; they were two-wide going in there,” Bell said. “I haven’t seen a replay yet, but I had no intentions of turning him. I’m sure we’ll talk it out before the next race.”

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Bell, who won Stage 1 of the race, made a late charge with fresher tires, passing Alex Bowman and Ty Gibbs to get into position to challenge Byron, who became the first two-time winner of the 2024 season. Byron, the 2024 Daytona 500 winner, won Sunday by less than a second over Bell.

Busch’s winless streak is now at 26 races. He recorded his second top-10 finish of the season on Sunday.

Reach Mike Organ at 615-259-8021 or on X @MikeOrganWriter.

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Why Kyle Busch was upset with Christopher Bell after NASCAR COTA race

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