Carl Edwards said he and Kyle Busch "will be fine" after the two drivers spoke about last week's incident at Phoenix, which wrecked Edwards' car.
Busch had apologized profusely after the accident – including during the race – but Edwards wasn't in a forgiving mood. He at first believed Busch acted intentionally, and remained angry until Busch explained his side of the story in Las Vegas.
During the race, fans were presented with a confusing picture because Edwards gave a television interview after the wreck in which he said he wasn't upset with Busch, but then showed differently with his on-track actions.
So what was Edwards really thinking?
"I wasn't sure what had happened, and the longer I thought about it, the more mad I got," Edwards said. "The farther the day went on, I got to think more about how fast the race car was and I was just mad in general. Then once I saw how well he was running, it made me a little madder."
Edwards said he tried to keep his emotions in check and focus on finishing the race, but found it hard to be patient and wait to hear Busch's explanation.
"I was trying my hardest to give him the benefit of the doubt," Edwards said. "I don't ever want to be that guy that just gets mad and angry and points fingers. I don't want to be the guy who gets out of the car angry as hell at the wrong guy. I try to do my best to figure out what happened first.
"I was upset (at the time of the TV interview) and I hadn't decided whether or not to be upset at him. I didn't know what to do."
Busch tried to call Edwards throughout the week, but was unable to reach the Roush Fenway Racing driver because he had Edwards' old phone number. The two finally spoke in person.
"I give him a lot of credit for coming over and talking to me and I think we will be fine," Edwards said.
But that doesn't mean Edwards is finished feeling down about what happened to his promising day at Phoenix.
"I don't know if I have completely gotten over it yet," he said. "It was hugely disappointing."