Kurt Busch said he and Jimmie Johnson sat down and talked out Sunday’s incident in the Advance Auto Parts Clash, where Johnson got loose in Turn 4 and inadvertently put Busch into the wall and out of the race after just 17 of 75 laps.
Busch finished last in the 17-car field and Johnson spun a second time, finishing 16th.
Afterward, Busch said Johnson texted an apology to him.
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“I hate apology texts,” Busch said. “I think they’re useless. ‘Sorry, man, didn’t mean to run into you.’ Jimmie gave me one. I said, ‘Hey, come on over, I’m making a sandwich.’”
And with that, Johnson paid a visit to Busch.
“(Johnson) came over to my motorhome and we chit-chatted for a while about it,” said Busch. “And it blended into other conversations. So it wasn’t a you-did-me-wrong type moment. I just felt like the apology text thing is way overrated.
“And we talked, as two human beings and two gentlemen about what had happened,” said Busch. “And we’ll move on.”