Kyle Busch spoke to SPEED's Wendy Venturini on Sunday morning, his first public comments since Saturday's fight with rival team owner Richard Childress. Here's a transcript of the interview:
Wendy Venturini: Tell us what you can about what happened.
Busch: "There was an incident yesterday in the Truck Series garage as I was leaving my hauler on my way to the motorhome lot. Unfortunately, there was an altercation between myself and Richard. NASCAR is looking into it to decipher through all the facts of what happened and make a decision based on all that."
Venturini: In your opinion, is this something that's been brewing between your camp and RCR?
Busch: "That's not something I can answer. I wasn't the aggressor or the instigator here. All I can say is I was just trying to head back to my hauler and deal with my own business."
Venturini: Where do you go from here? What do you do to move forward?
Busch: "I think the best thing to do is just put it behind you the best you can. It might be a thought on everybody else's mind, but when you get a helmet on and get back behind the wheel of a race car and you get down to business, that's what matters most.
"I've got a bunch of guys on my team that pull for me and love what I do. They work their guts out all weekend long to get me a good race car. We've struggled a little bit, but we've made some gains on it and qualified well, so hopefully we can translate that into a good run today."
Venturini: Any words from Joe Gibbs on the meeting he had with NASCAR early this morning?
Busch: "He just said he talked to them. He didn't go into specifics about it, really. (He said) we were just trying to figure out the message of everything and exactly how and what happened. Other than that, we're looking forward to today's race and trying to concentrate on moving forward."
Venturini: Is it difficult to concentrate on today's race with all of this going on?
Busch: "It is and it isn't. Maybe that's a strategy, I don't know. Like I said, once you get a helmet on and you get down to business, that's all that matters."