When it comes to controversy Kyle Busch doesn’t dabble, no he jumps off a 90-foot cliff right into it.
On Wednesday night instead of talking about Denny Hamlin’s second win of the young season the sport was fixated on talking about Kyle Busch’s actions once again. Kyle Busch is no stranger to controversy, he thrives on it, he’s the ultimate heel and Wednesday night was a prime example.
Flashback to 2008 when Kyle Busch sent then Most Popular Driver and leader of the race Dale Jr. for a spin with 3 laps to go at Richmond. Jump to 2020 and Wednesday night at Darlington saw Kyle Busch once again take out the Most Popular Driver, this time Chase Elliott.
On fresher tires, Elliott was looking to go around the younger Busch for second and close in on leader Denny Hamlin. Instead of getting to Hamlin and likely winning the race as the rain came moments later. Elliott found himself bouncing off the front stretch wall and coming to a rest on the apron in Turn 1.
And just like that things got back to normal. Kyle Busch is back on his bullshit, he once again has polarized the sport for good or bad that’s up to the fans. The Chase Elliott fangirls were incensed, calling for Busch to be suspended, banned, tied to rail road tracks.
After the race Busch took the blame for the incident. He called it a mistake, apologized to Chase Elliott and the #9 team. Busch had a clear head about the incident too, saying he knows there will likely be consequences to what happened.
For Elliott it was a massive blow on a night that appeared to surely be his. With fresher tires he likely would have gotten Hamlin in the next lap. Securing the lead with the rain starting to fall would have handed him his first win of the season.
Instead he stood on the apron with his middle finger up at Kyle Busch as the #18 went by.
NASCAR’s back and fans only have to wait until Sunday for the next race.
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