The long-simmering Brad Keselowski-Kyle Busch feud boiled over a bit Friday night at Bristol Motor Speedway following an incident between the two in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race.

Busch went into the wall following contact with Keselowski with fewer than five laps remaining as the two dueled for the lead. When asked about the incident post-race, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver told reporters “He’s a dirty racer,” according to NBC Sports.

Of the incident, Keselowski said: “It’s probably my fault. I haven’t heard from Kyle … he had a really fast car. … He got a really good run on me in (Turns) 1 and 2. The high lane in 3 and 4 had a lot of speed. He tried to get up and we were all right on top of each other. We both kind of got the raw end out of it, he probably more than I did. I don’t think either of us wanted to make contact.”

The two have had multiple run-ins in the past, including in 2010 back at Bristol and 2013 at Kansas, when Keselowski went spinning across the infield with 10 laps to go following a shot from Busch in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race. “I got wrecked by a dirty driver,” Keselowski said at the time.

 

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