After a hard-fought battle for the runner-up spot on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards had some words for Kyle Busch on pit road. Edwards leaned into the cockpit of the No. 18 car and expressed his frustration at how Busch raced him late in the race.
Edwards said he was upset Busch came across his nose going into Turn 3 instead of leaving room and driving to the high side.
"I just let him know that next time that happens, I'll just stay where I'm at and he can drive across my hood and wreck himself," Edwards said.
Busch contended there was "no malicious intent involved" in the move, his car simply got loose racing hard with Edwards.
"It just started steering and kind of free‑wheeling, so I just let it go," Busch said. "I ran him a little tight. Essentially it made me run him a little tight out there on (Turn) 2 and I just hugged on his door down the stretch to kind of side draft him to keep him alongside of me to give me another chance at redeeming myself through (Turns) 3 and 4 and getting back by him and it worked out."
Edwards said he simply had to take Busch's word for it and chalked it up to hard racing.
"We should definitely be racing each other hard," Edwards said. "It's just that there's a difference between racing hard and then cutting across the guy's nose."