Busch refused to answer a question about it in his postrace news conference, saying the conversation would remain quiet. But Gordon, who finished one position behind Joe Gibbs Racingâ€™s Busch in fourth, didnâ€™t.
â€œHeâ€™s got an issue because he gave me the finger, and you know what?â€ Gordon said. â€œThatâ€™s not necessary for a guy he just didnâ€™t like racing him the way I did.â€
Gordon and Busch were teammates at Hendrick before Busch left for JGR this season.
â€œKyle and I never had any issues,â€ Gordon said. â€œBut I raced him hard tonight just like I did everybody. And when track position is as important as it is here, youâ€™ve got to race every single car for every single position.
â€œAnd I wasnâ€™t going to give anybody an inch, and I was racing for position.â€