Kyle Busch Has a Cheeky Response to His Critics Ahead of His Tulsa Shootout Race

Published 12/30/2021, 12:16 PM EST
HAMPTON, GA – JULY 11: Kyle Busch, #18 Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Gummies looks on prior to the running of the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 race on July 11, 2021 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Earlier this week, Kyle Busch competed in the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout. This race was crucial as it was his debut in the series and one of his few dirt appearances. Of course, when he took to the track for the first time, he did struggle a little. Naturally, a few fans mocked him for his struggles on the track.

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There were a couple of occasions where Busch was overtaken during his run, but overall, he was simply finding his feet. In the end, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver got his own back at the critic. This was because he went on to dominate in the first heat race from eighth place on the grid.

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Busch was not the only NASCAR driver present, as teammate Christopher Bell was also racing. It is worth mentioning that Bell did offer him some advice before he hit the track for the first time.

Kyle Busch is looking forward to 2022 and the new Cup season

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Without a doubt, the Tulsa Shootout will be a great way to keep up his reflexes ahead of the new season. In all honesty, Busch may need it, especially since all the drivers are competing in the Next Gen cars. Next month, there are two pre-season tests awaiting the Cup drivers and those will determine the rules package for the rest of the year.

HAMPTON, GEORGIA – JULY 10: Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Extra Gum Toyota, gives a thumbs up after winning the NASCAR Xfinity Series Credit Karma Money 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on July 10, 2021 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The previous test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway confirmed the package for a large majority of the tracks. However, the upcoming tests will be necessary to figure out what works best at Superspeedways. This explains why the paddock is heading to the Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Daytona International Speedway.

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For now, Kyle Busch will wrap up his final racing event for the year and enjoy New Year’s Day before he is back on the grind.

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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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