NASCAR: Edwards, Busch patch things up
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Carl Edwards said Friday he’s over his anger toward Kyle Busch for the accident that wrecked Edwards’ car at Phoenix.
Edwards started from the pole last week and believed he had a car capable of winning the race until early contact from Busch wrecked his Ford. Edwards fell to a 28th-place finish, while Busch went on to finish second.
The two talked about the incident in Las Vegas, Edwards said.
“I give him a lot of credit for coming over and talking to me and I think we will be fine,” Edwards said, adding that Busch claimed he tried several times to call Edwards during the week, but had an old number.
Busch has apologized repeatedly for causing the accident.
Edwards, though, had a range of emotions about the incident. After the accident, when shown a replay, Edwards indicated he wasn’t upset with Busch. But once he returned his damaged car to the track, he raced Busch very hard and that aggression seemed to indicate he was indeed angry.
“I wasn’t sure what had happened, and the longer I thought about it, the more mad I got,” Edwards said. “The farther the day went on, I got to think more about how fast the race car was and I was just mad in general. Then once I saw how well he was running, it made me a little madder.”
The one thing Edwards hasn’t reconciled is wrecking such a strong car.
“I don’t know if I have completely gotten over it yet,” he said. “It was hugely disappointing.”