You knew it was going to happen.

You knew there was no way the NASCAR season could end without it happening.

You knew that eventually, over the course of a long, 36-race season, Kyle Busch was going to blow his top and do something to stir up trouble and grab headlines for all the wrong reasons.

One of NASCAR’s most emotional and temperamental drivers, Busch had held his tongue for too long. He had endured a season full of heartbreak and disappointment as victory after victory slipped away and his hopes of making the championship Chase vanished.