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Nick Bromberg

ARGGHH!!! HULK SMASH GUITAR!!

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OK, so maybe Kyle Busch isn't exactly Lou Ferrigno, but then again, who is?

And who can forget that Sam Bass guitar smashdown last summer at Nashville? Heck, it may be Busch's most memorable NASCAR moment.

When it happened, Bass, the artist who hand-painted the Les Paul Gibson guitar, was too stunned to really do anything. In his post-race press conference, Kyle said everyone was cool with it and anyway, NASCAR drivers want a chance to party like a rock star too.

"Everybody's (smashed a guitar) except race car drivers. Those sorry saps take it home in one piece. I'll break it up and share it with the team."

A novel idea, sure, but it didn't sit well with Bass and track officials who, after videos of the celebration went viral, admitted that they were taken aback and even offended by Busch's actions.

Reaction around the internet ranged from mad, to "meh," and while I personally didn't give a flip one way or another about the incident, I understand why Bass would be offended by Kyle's actions.

Busch is back in Nashville this weekend and has a chance to win two guitars, though with Kevin Harvick entered in tonight's Camping World Truck Series race, Busch's best chance for a win will probably be on Saturday.

And you know that Busch will be on his best behavior if he's lucky enough to get to Victory Lane. But if he does cross the finish line first, don't be surprised if Bass grabs this year's guitar and hightails it out of the infield just to be safe.

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