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NASCAR Cup: Adam Stevens confronts Martin Truex Jr.’s team at Brickyard

Crew chief Adam Stevens poses with the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship trophy won by Kyle Busch during 2015 Champion's Week in Las Vegas (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

Crew chief Adam Stevens poses with the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup championship trophy won by Kyle Busch during 2015 Champion’s Week in Las Vegas (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR).

By AMANDA VINCENT

In Sunday’s Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the two primary frontrunners in the first 100 laps, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., wrecked together, racing for the lead, on a restart with about 50 laps to go. Afterward, Truex accepted responsibility for the wreck.

Busch’s crew chief, Adam Stevens, looked to be en route to the garage after the incident when he looked to be taunted by at least one member of Truex’s No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team. Stevens, then, entered the No. 78 pit stall and a verbal altercation ensued.

FOX Sports 1’s “Race Hub” showed video footage of the verbal confrontation on its Tuesday show.

Truex’s Furniture Row Racing team has a technical alliance with Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing team.

“I don’t care who you are. Get out of my box,” one of Truex’s crew members was heard telling Stevens as Stevens approached the No. 78 pit stall.

“Alright, cowboy,” Stevens was heard saying.

Video footage of the confrontation, as shown on “Race Hub,” is available, here.

Truex was going for his fourth win of the season. Meanwhile, Busch was, and still is, winless in 2017. His last win came in last year’s Brickyard 400. Busch led most of the first 110 laps of the race, while Truex ran second to him for most of those laps.

Kasey Kahne was the eventual race winner in a wreckfest of a race that included three red flags, including one nearly two-hour weather-related red flag. the race ended under caution as darkness fell on the track that doesn’t have lights.

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