Kyle Busch Deflects Question on His Spin in NASCAR Truck Series Race at Las Vegas with a “Nope”

Published 03/07/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Homestead, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) races during the Dixie Vodka 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Kyle Busch cut a disappointed figure when he missed out on a race win on home soil in the Truck Series. While he was thrilled for his teammate, John Hunter Nemechek, the 35-year-old rued what could have been. Apparently, his race got unraveled after he suffered a spin on the track. So, when Busch was asked about the spin, he was not in a very pleasant mood.

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The 35-year-old was quite brusque with his answers and simply snapped a stern ‘Nope’. Of course, Busch could not be blamed for his attitude because it was a silly mistake on his part and it cost him dearly. In the end, Nemechek won from a hard-charging Busch, who was eager for redemption.

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The primary reason behind the spin was a flat left rear tire. At least he can take comfort in the fact that he was able to rescue his truck from hitting the wall. In the end, Kyle Busch was able to finish in second place behind teammate Nemechek in an incredible recovery drive.

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Kyle Busch will hope that the Cup race turns out better

Of course, Kyle Busch will get a second bite of the cherry when he tackles the Cup race at Las Vegas. Admittedly, it may be a little difficult from 14th place on the grid. However, Busch will be keen to prove that he is up to the task, especially on home turf. The last time a Busch won at Las Vegas was when Kurt reached Victory Lane in 2020.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 09: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)

Now, Kyle Busch will be eager to snatch a win at his home track. At the same time, it would boost his championship hopes and help him reach the playoffs. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but he will want to make amends for his disappointing Truck Series race.

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