“Biggest Baby in the Sport” Kyle Busch Crowned “Most Toxic Driver” in NASCAR, Edging Ex-Teammate Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace

Published 11/26/2022, 8:45 AM EST
BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – SEPTEMBER 18: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, speaks to fans on stage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 18, 2021 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)

Is it his driving style or his attitude in general? It is hard to wrap one’s head around the reason for people’s hatred of Kyle Busch to an extreme extent. One of the most controversial drivers in NASCAR for a substantial part of the last 20 years, ‘Rowdy’ Busch has often found himself amidst a swarm of haters.

Busch’s name pops up every time someone discusses the drivers with the most negative disposition in the sport. In a recent post on Twitter, a NASCAR fan asked an open-ended question concerning the negative disposition of NASCAR drivers. The tweet read ‘Most toxic driver in motorsports history?’ 

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And as one would expect, Kyle Busch‘s name made his way into the comment section quickly. Many fans recounted the times when Busch showcased a whiff of his toxic behavior. Whereas some others contrasted his amazing driving skills with his negative on and off-track personality.

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2022 has been particularly difficult for Kyle Busch. From losing a long-time sponsor to bidding adieu to Joe Gibbs Racing, he had to endure a lot of misery. However, signing a new contract with Richard Childress Racing looks like a new beacon of hope for the two-time Cup Series champion.

Who else apart from Kyle Busch made it to the most toxic driver list?

Kyle Busch was not the only driver to receive a backlash from NASCAR fans. Apart from him, the most hated driver in the comment section was Ty Gibbs. Some fans posed the issue of Gibbs treating his crew members badly. Whereas some others pointed out his reckless driving style as the reason for his toxicity.

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Among a few others, Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, and Bubba Wallace made it to the comments section. Owing to the incidents of the current Cup Series season, some comments also mentioned Ross Chastain as the most toxic driver in NASCAR.

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With the new season just around the corner, it’s an opportunity for drivers to create a new identity for themselves. A new year brings in a new opportunity for them to prove their potential, taking their skills to a whole new level in the competition.

 

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Devyani Sharma

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Devyani Sharma is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her postgrad in English Literature, she has worked as a content writer for a while now. With over three years of experience in the field and hundreds of articles published on the web, Devyani has now associated with EssentiallySports to start her journey in the world of sports journalism.

Edited By: Akash Pandhare

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