NASCAR is now trying hard to make sure that focus returns to the Sprint Cup STP 400 race in hand on Sunday afternoon and is not overshadowed by Saturday night's explosive events: "We'll focus on today's race now and then quickly, maybe more quickly than normal, come back with our reaction as it relates to NASCAR member Richard Childress," said Helton.
NASCAR usually meets on the Tuesday after a Cup race to decide on any adjudications or penalties arising from a race weekend.
Online reaction over the altercation has been polarized, as is usually the case concerning Kyle Busch. Many social media comments were mocking Busch for getting beaten up by a 65-year-old grandfather, but since the only other course was to take a swing at a pensioner and a NASCAR sporting legend it's probably best he decided not to retaliate in the heat of the moment - or NASCAR's judgement may have been very different and seen him suspended, losing points - or perhaps getting fired by Joe Gibbs altogether.
Gibbs is still to announce what if any team penalties may apply to Busch for his recent 128mph speeding incident