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NASCAR At Richmond: Kurt Busch Has To Be Restrained From Going After Reporter

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It started with a simple question to Kurt Busch from NASCAR.com reporter Joe Menzer following two on-camera interviews by ESPN and MRN on pit road at Richmond International Raceway.

“Kurt, can either you or Jimmie win the Chase…” Menzer began to ask.

Before Menzer could finish his thought, Busch cut him off.

“How did I see you were going to come with that? We’re good.” Busch said.

In an attempt to end the interview, Busch turned away and started walking down pit road. Menzer called after him and said the question was legitimate following the multiple incidents with Jimmie Johnson during Saturday night’s race.

At that moment, Busch turned around yelling expletives at Menzer, coming at him as if he wanted to fight. As he called Menzer names and continued to try to get at him, team members from Busch’s Penske Racing team had to physically restrain Busch.

Earlier, Busch called Johnson a “five-time chump” after finishing fifth on Saturday.