“Get People Hurt” – Kyle Busch Has Radical NASCAR Proposal to Curb Dangerous Driving

Published 10/27/2021, 11:31 AM EDT
LOUDON, NH – JULY 18: Kyle Busch, driver of the (18) Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, before the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on July 18, 2021, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Over the past few races, Kyle Busch has been extremely annoyed with the non-Playoff drivers. This is because many of their on-track squabbles have affected Playoff drivers on their quest to the Final 4 spots. Needless to say, the #18 driver has been furious with them, especially at the Texas Motor Speedway earlier this month.

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Busch said, “I did not see it that way, I saw him hit the apron and turn right. It’s pathetic what we’re doing these days. Nobody has any self-respect, respect for equipment, nothing. Cup are guilty of it, too. Unlearn everything you’ve learned about safety and get people hurt. I wouldn’t say I’m scared but it’s like you’re kind of leery going into all these races, just being able to walk out afterwards.”

Kyle Busch believes that he knows the root of the problem

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According to the Joe Gibbs Racing star, the problem lies with the younger generation of drivers. His observation is that the youngsters drive as if they are invincible, and that could be costly for them. He also declared that these antics have been going on for the last four or five years. Although the fans may enjoy the carnage, it is the complete opposite for the drivers and the teams.

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LONG POND, PA – JUNE 27: Kyle Busch, driver of the (18) M&M’s Mini’s Toyota prior to the NASCAR Cup Series – Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 on June 27, 2021 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Busch is not the first driver to complain about the supposed appalling racing standards. Teammate Denny Hamlin shared a similar opinion and had a bit of beef with Stewart-Haas’ Chase Briscoe.

According to Hamlin, “Risk management is how you optimize your finish each week. Maybe putting yourself in others shoes for 1 min would help. You had 25 races to get a chance to race for the post season. Respect is an underrated trait in today’s world it appears.”

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Hamlin bemoaned that there is no ‘driver code’ in NASCAR. It is also worth mentioning that another case can be made for Chase Elliott and his spat with Kevin Harvick. Needless to say, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Chase Elliott are worried that the Non-Playoff drives could play a major role in squashing their title hopes this season.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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