Low blow: Kyle Busch gives Clint Bowyer love tap before Chase picture

Updated Sep 13, 2015 at 11:19a ET

NASCAR's regular season is over and the Chase for the Sprint Cup is about to get underway in full force next weekend at Chicagoland Speedway. After 26 races, the field has been whittled down to the 16 drivers that will battle for the championship over the next 10 weeks.

Last year's Chase saw tempers flare, fists fly and the 'Boys, have at it' mantra was certainly put to the test, and it appears it is already in full force.

After Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway, the drivers met with fans on the frontstretch and celebrated with one another. Just before Miss Sprint Cup Julianna White took a selfie with the 16-driver Chase field, Kyle Busch decided to have a little fun with fellow Toyota driver Clint Bowyer.

Squeezed together around the Sprint Cup trophy and posing for the picture, Busch gave Bowyer a quick shot below the belt right before Miss Sprint Cup snapped the picture.

Standing next to the mischievous pair, six-time champion Jimmie Johnson protected himself from the same fate and could not help laugh about it afterward.


While Busch's move was all in good fun, it appears the Chase boys are already having at it. Let's just keep the blows above the belt from here on out.

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