Kyle Busch Calls Out NASCAR Fans’ Double Standards From the Dale Earnhardt Era

Published 01/03/2022, 11:00 AM EST
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)


NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is currently competing in the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. However, he was embroiled in a fair bit of action away from the track. To be precise, he got involved in a battle on social media against a few fans.

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Plenty of ‘fans’ had a lot to say about the driver’s participation in the event. Naturally, there were also plenty of fans who defended Busch. One said, “I don’t even know why you bother responding. I remember Dale Earnhardt at my local short tracks, in the Busch cars etc. Nobody had a problem then. In fact it was celebrated as helping the sport!

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Busch also replied to the fan, acknowledging that times were fairly different. The 2015 and 2019 Cup champion surmised that people just like finding something negative and complaining about it. According to him, they have the power to do so because they don’t face any repercussions.

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How did Kyle Busch perform at the Tulsa Shootout?

On the opening day, Busch stormed to victory after starting from 8th place on the grid. It was a pretty impressive feat, considering his limited experience in the dirt arena. However, he was taking a bit of a gamble by competing in four different categories of the event. Fortunately, it does not seem to have slowed him down, as he put up decent performances in other races.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – AUGUST 15: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Mix Toyota, waits on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 15, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

This will undoubtedly be a great way to prepare for the upcoming season. Kyle Busch knows that this year is quite crucial because everyone is racing for the first time with the Gen 7 cars. Admittedly, the brief hiatus will be a blessing for the drivers, as the 2021 season was grueling. However, they still have to keep in shape so that they are not too rusty when the season begins.

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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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