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Kyle Busch apologises for Toyota outburst

He added: "We will continue to address these issues, but we're ready to put this behind us and move forward with the remainder of the season, including the Toyota drivers battling for the championship."

Although Busch failed to make the Chase, his team mate Denny Hamlin is in third place in the title battle behind Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson. Also still in Cup championship contention are Michael Waltrip Racing team mates Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr., who also use engines from TRD.

Busch's car owner Joe Gibbs tried to strike the appropriate balance between the two sides of the spat.

"It has been a frustrating season for Kyle in many ways when you think about some of the issues we've had with that #18 team this year and obviously some of those frustrations carried over to his finish last week in Dover," he said. "However, Kyle recognizes that his comments and the tone of his comments were misguided.

"We've been able to work through this issue and I think everyone is ready to get back to the focus being on racing and Talladega," he continued. "We have a great relationship with Toyota and obviously they are a major part of everything we do at Joe Gibbs Racing."




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