Kyle Busch Blames “Good Kid” William Byron for “Stealing Rudy Fugle” Amidst Joey Logano Controversy

Published 05/15/2022, 10:00 AM EDT
Feb 16, 2022; Daytona, FL, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) talks to the press during Daytona 500 media day at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The 12th round of the NASCAR Cup Series race saw Joey Logano claim the victory after a controversial end to the race. Logano pushed Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron on the closing laps before sprinting for the win. Amidst the Joey Logano – William Byron controversy, Kyle Busch opened up on his Byron.

The NASCAR fans have all been about William Byron and Joey Logano on the internet ever since. Williams has been on the receiving end of sympathy after the brutal move that ended his hope for the win and slumped him to 13th place. As NASCAR goes to Kansas this weekend, Kyle Busch talked about his relationship with Byron.

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Talking about William, Kyle conveyed, “William and I are still good, wouldn’t say friends but you know we talk. Last week actually we were talking because he is working with and driving some super late model stuff that I used to do, so we chatted about that and we’ve chatted before he’s helped support the bundle of joy fund over the years, him and his dad, his family, his mom as well. So you know they’ve been a great ally to have and working with over the years that I did.”

“I still blame him for stealing Rudy Fugle from Kyle Busch Motorsports who’s now his crew chief. So I’m pissed off about that but he’s a good kid so he deserves a chance and he’s making most of that chance right now. He’s doing a good job.”, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver further stated.

Why does Kyle Busch “blame” William Byron?

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As stated by Busch himself, he blamed the Hendrick Motorsports driver for taking Rudy Fugle away from his team. It’s needless to say how popular Rudy is as a crew chief. Fugle has already been a crew chief for Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones, and Kyle Busch himself.

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In 2020, the former Kyle Busch Motorsports man has moved to Hendrick Motorsports to replace Chad Knaus. Chad has been Byron’s crew chief until Rudy took over. The start of the season has been phenomenal for the duo as William went on to have the first Cup Series win of his career in Homestead-Miami.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

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