Series rookie Coulter finished fifth while Kyle Busch finished just behind in sixth. Busch is reported as saying immediately after the race that “We had a horrible truck all day ... I thought my truck was a little bit better than that in practice than what we showed today. We just fought it."
“That was really awesome racing him,” Coulter had said about the last lap incident. "I hate we got together on the last lap. I had never gotten next to somebody so I was underneath him expecting to get loose and I got tight and we kind of got together.
"For whatever reason, that corner, where he was on my quarter panel, I just got extremely tight. [I] cleared him for just a split second, my spotter called 'clear' and when I jumped back in the throttle, he kind of got back on me and really tightened me up."
When asked what happened when Busch drove up to him after the flag, Coulter joked that - according to the spotters - Busch was just congratulating him.
What exactly caused the on-track incident to flare up and spill out into a reported physical confrontation in pit road 30 minutes later is unknown, but accounts suggest that Childress took serious exception to what Busch was heard to say about the on-track clash with Coulter.
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