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If you're Kyle Busch, even when you send out apologetic emails you can't get any love.
Kyle was being Kyle, and he upset Kahne. As Pat DeCola of NASCAR.com reported, the two were involved in a collision at Pocono Raceway last weekend:
As a quick refresher, the two were racing hard and Busch tried to close in ahead of the No. 5, thinking Kahne would lift. Kahne, knowing he had the faster car because he had just passed the No. 18, did not, and the two cars collided and Kahne ended up in the wall, finishing 42nd.
Whether there was a snarky e-card or a dispassionate "my bad," Kahne was not pleased, telling reporters:
He sent me an email, then a text to ask if I got it. ... I told him I did, and that is how it went. I talked through every situation and scenario last year with him when we had them, and to this day, I've still raced him the exact same way. For him to do that, I knew it was coming as soon as he floored it in the corner. I was like 'He can’t. He can’t. He's going to run me right in the wall.' I think he was having a bad day, and just loses it. But as far as us talking, we haven't. He did write me an email, but I don’t really care anymore. I don’t care to talk to him or anything.
After a restart, Busch's car had no acceleration.
"It won’t even go; I can’t even step on the gas." Busch said, via a tweet from Kenny Bruce. "Something’s rubbing something or something’s cut."
Don't expect Kahne to fire up his GMail over this snafu.