KURT BUSCH SAYS HE WAS NOT TRYING TO TAKE OUT JIMMIE JOHNSON AT LOUDON

Kurt Busch tapped Jimmie Johnson with seven laps to go at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, sending Johnson into what passes for an angry fit for the four-time champ. Busch claims he was not trying to spin out his rival, saying, "Driving into turn three, I had all intentions of passing him on the inside. Your motive is always to pass a guy clean … I just got into him in the left rear." Riiiiiiiiight. Somehow Jimmie found a way to win. Jimmie always finds a way to win.



5 things we learned at Loudon (SI.com)