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That’s where Busch and Stewart came together, with Busch nudging Stewart out of the second racing groove, leaving him to watch as car after car drove by as he dropped from fifth on the restart to an 18th-place finish. It’s also where Kenseth nudged Busch from behind, allowing Kenseth, the pole-sitter, to rally to finish seventh, two spots ahead of Busch.

“(Busch) drove up through there and knocked my whole side off and put me in the marbles,” Kenseth said. “Just two laps, everybody’s going to go for it and go for every hole they’ve got. That’s the best I could do.”

On pit road, Stewart and Busch were door to door, banging, before Stewart pulled into the garage and stormed away.

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