Add Ron Hornaday Jr. to the list of racers who won't be inviting Kyle Busch over for a barbecue.
Unless Hornaday can shove Busch's toes in the fire.
After Busch bumped Hornaday on the last lap of the Craftsman Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway Saturday, Hornaday's Chevrolet spun and he finished 23rd.
Immediately after the race, Hornaday, who turns 50 tomorrow, and Kevin Harvick, his truck owner, confronted Busch, 23, in the garage area.
"He just drove into me, because he got mad, because I took us four wide and passed him cleanly," Hornaday said. "Halfway through the race, he showed me he was upset, because he lifted the back of the truck up.
"If he's going to race that way, that is pretty chicken. He doesn't deserve to be a racer. He has a lot of talent, but that is just flat stupid.
"I don't knock any other driver, but I will tell you that kid has just about done wore me out. I don't know if I have to give up this championship to teach him a lesson. I hope I don't hurt him, because if Joe Gibbs lets him do this, I am ashamed for them.
"I guess it is an ego trip, and if he is going to wreck me every week, I guess we are going to have to do it back to him."
Busch finished seventh in the race.
Hornaday, a three-time truck series champion, is third in points, 21 points behind leader Johnny Benson's 1,422. Todd Bodine is second, 15 points off Benson's pace.
Busch leads the Cup series in points and has the most wins, four.
The next truck race is tomorrow at Milwaukee (9 p.m., Speed Channel). Busch is not scheduled to race in Milwaukee.
Erik Darnell, in a Ford, edged Benson (Toyota) in a photo finish to win the Michigan race.
Busch has decided not to pursue the Nationwide Series championship. He is fifth in Nationwide points, 243 behind leader Clint Bowyer (2,336). Busch's four wins top the series.
Gibbs, whom Busch drives for in the Cup series, evidently has no plans to speak with his aggressive young driver.
"For me, it's always been about letting the drivers handle all that," Gibbs said at Michigan, the morning after the incident with Hornaday.
Gibbs also had no problem with Busch racing in all three series.
"As young as he is, I think he has a great enthusiasm for all that," Gibbs said. "Every now and then you run across someone like that. Tony [Stewart] is a little bit that way. They want to race everything. That's when they're happy." - philly.com