Heated audio after a pit road incident at Charlotte Motor Speedway
On Friday night, Charlotte Motor Speedway hosted the NASCAR Truck Series. The race ended in dramatic fashion as the leaders crashed going for the win in Overtime. Before there, there was some pit lane drama as well.
At the end of stage one, Kyle Busch finished 6th. Matt Crafton finished 9th. The field drove to the pit lane were their pit stalls were right next to each other.
Kyle Busch stopped short in his box. That made it extra difficult for Crafton to get out of his stall behind him. It fired the No. 88 team up.
Crafton’s team radio, “Tell the 51 to stop deeper in the box *****! Punch him in the mouth!”
The audio above appeared to have come from the crew chief of the No. 88.
“10-4, message delivered,” the No. 88 crew responded.
Crafton restarted in 12th. Busch was sent to the rear as his team was penalized as the crew jumped over the wall too soon.
At the end of stage two, the team struggled to get the right front wheel on. That cost him several spots for the start of the final stage.
Kyle Busch stated over the radio on the penalty, “Kyle Busch Motorsports is a fucking joke!”
Toward the end of the race, Busch had his third pit road issue on the night. This time, it happened during the final green flag pit stop.
Kyle Busch jumped on the radio, “Wow. All I can say is wow.”