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“Not good spectators” Kyle Busch & Brother Kurt Leave Samantha Annoyed at Vegas

Published 11/19/2023, 11:19 PM EST

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Amid the anticipation of the first-ever Las Vegas Grand Prix, the opulence of the event became the talk of the town. But for longtime NASCAR fans, the added thrill of watching their two favorite motorsport worlds collide beat the glitz and glamor of the F1 race.

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Among the racing luminaries in attendance were the champion duo of brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch. In a hilarious social media post, Kyle’s wife, Samantha Busch, shared her viewing experience with the veteran drivers in her family.

Restless Kyle Busch was not a patient onlooker at the F1 GP in Vegas


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Samantha and Kyle Busch, as well as Kurt, were invited by their very own city for the inaugural Formula 1 race. In a conversation with Susan Wade of Autoweek, Kyle Busch said, “The city of Vegas actually called me and said, ‘Hey, would you like to come’ and we’ll give you some passes and whatnot. So I’m like, ‘Yeah, sure. I’ll come.’”

More accustomed to the oval tracks of stock car racing, Kyle Busch was looking forward to the spectacle presented by the winding street course and the global F1 stars racing on it. He continued, “I enjoy all forms of racing, so to see the F1 guys and what they’re doing is always really cool. Hopefully, they put on a great show.” But for his wife, Samantha, watching the exciting race with two motorsport experts became a grueling task.


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It was a running joke in racing circuits that drivers make bad passengers. Turns out, they were even worse audience members. Along with pictures of the three of them in the viewing gallery, Samantha posted the amusing caption,F1 in Vegas, these two I can confirm are not good spectators at a race, they are too use to being behind the wheel to sit and watch [race car emoji checkered flag emoji laughing emoji]”

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An avid Formula 1 follower, 2004 Cup champion Kurt Busch, became just another fan, capturing racing icons who speed past him at a breakneck pace.

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While Kyle Busch retained a curious appreciation for the widely publicized racing event, his brother Kurt Busch expressed his unabashed love for the sport since his childhood. The older Busch even posted stories of fans cheering loudly with the thunderous sound of upcoming racecars on the shiny streets of Vegas.


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Apart from the sensational race, Kurt Busch also had another heartwarming purpose. Ever the doting uncle, he wanted to grab a coveted poster for his nephew, Brexton Busch, a budding racer in his own right. Busch had shared one from his childhood, received from their father in the 80s era of Grand Prix. In a touching gesture, Kurt Busch wanted to collect a similar one for Brexton.


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It was a family outing to remember for the ages and Brexton Busch will have a signed poster to prove it. 

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Written by:

Parika Singh


One take at a time

I began my motorsport journey in the European lanes of Formula 1, but after years of predictability, I ventured into the road courses and oval tracks of the United States. Upon discovering NASCAR, I was fascinated by the anecdotal gems waiting to be uncovered. Since I am a storyteller by heart, NASCAR gave me the perfect canvas with its cherished camaraderie and ancient rivalries.
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Edited by:

Shivali Nathta