For the second consecutive season, the race came about on a made-from-scratch quarter-mile asphalt oval inside the LA venue.
When it got here to Sunday evening’s major occasion, a lot of drivers made daring strikes that resulted in quite a few accidents.
The 150-lap major occasion ended up with 16 cautions with all however one involving no less than two vehicles. This was in stark distinction to the 2022 occasion, which noticed simply 5 cautions all through the 150-lap major race.
Richard Childress Racing’s new signing Busch, who completed third behind previous Joe Gibbs Racing team-mate Martin Truex Jr and RCR stablemate Austin Dillon, stated Sunday’s Conflict was “a catastrophe” from a driving requirements standpoint.
“Final yr’s present I felt like was comparatively clear and good racing, some bumping, some banging, however we might run lengthy stretches of green-flag motion,” he stated.
“Whereas as we speak [Sunday] was I’d name it a catastrophe with the disrespect from all people of simply driving via one another and never simply letting all the things form of work its means out.
“But it surely’s a quarter-mile. It’s tight-quarters racing. Really, that is most likely the way it ought to have gone final yr, so we received spoiled with a great present the primary yr. Possibly this was simply regular.”
Kyle Busch, Richard Childress Racing, BetMGM Chevrolet
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In an interview in a while Sunday evening, Busch took particular difficulty with the actions of final yr’s winner Joey Logano who despatched him round and introduced out a warning on Lap 86.
“It is actually unlucky to get raced by guys which might be so two-faced,” Busch stated of Logano.
“We had been within the TV sales space earlier within the evening collectively and once we had been all completed with that he was like, ‘Hey man, good luck tonight’ and I stated, ‘Nice, thanks, yeah. No matter.’ After which low and behold, there you go, he wrecks me.
“Do not even discuss to me if you are going to be that form of a [driver] on the race observe.”
Dillon stated there was a noticeable distinction within the high quality of the vehicles that groups delivered to the race this yr. Final season, the Conflict was the primary race through which the Cup Sequence’ Subsequent Gen automobile competed in race situations.
“Everyone has gotten somewhat higher since final yr, so the parity was shut,” Dillon stated.
“There have been lots of quick guys. The little bit, if you’re quicker than somebody, you form of need to bump them, as a result of they will form of check out the exit of the nook and cease you.
“In case you get that run and also you’re there, you form of have to make use of it or be used.”