Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch said he thought he was like Ozzy Osbourne after winning Saturday night's Federated Auto Parts 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Nashville Superspeedway.
He may have been more like The Who's Pete Townsend when he slammed the special trophy the track gives to race winners, a Sam Bass-designed Gibson Les Paul guitar.
"Ozzy's done it, right?" Busch said
"[Ted] Nugent," crew chief Jason Ratcliff suggested.
"Pete Townsend?" Busch wondered, "I think Ozzy's done it, too. I think Kiss has even done it. Everybody's done it, expect race car drivers. All them sorry saps, they take it home in one piece and put it on their shelf, man. I break that thing up and spread it within the team so everybody's got a piece."
That's all he was trying to do, Busch said. He made a promise to his team members last year that if he ever won a race at Nashville, he would give them each a piece of the guitar.
"I always said 'Man, if I win here, I'd smash that thing'. I had to stick to my word. It's karma or something, I guess. I won here, so I tried to smash it up."
The problem was, it didn't break into many tiny pieces.
"It didn't break according to plan," Busch admitted, "I was actually hoping to get more pieces for the guys on the team. We'll go back to the shop and cut it up, and they can have nice, smooth pieces of it."
Top rookie finisher Michael McDowell said he felt bad for Bass, who put in 'a lot of work' to design the paint scheme on the guitar.
Bass, too, was first taken aback by Busch's impromptu celebration in victory lane.
"Just like everybody else in victory lane, I was stunned when it happened," he said, having been brought into the infield media centre moments before Busch's post-race news conference.
But then Bass heard Busch's explanation of the smashed guitar.
"When I took a picture with Kyle as I traditionally do, the first thing he said to me was that there was no disrespect to me or the trophy or the speedway or any of the sponsors," he said, "He just said that he told his guys that he was going to give each one of them a piece of the trophy whenever he won the guitar.