Kyle Busch Pokes Fun at Dale Earnhardt Jr and JR Motorsports Over NASCAR Xfinity Race Incident at Daytona

Published 02/15/2021, 7:00 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 13: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch speaks with the media during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 Media Day at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)


During the NASCAR Xfinity race at the Daytona International Speedway, there was a massive wreck. The whole thing got triggered when Ty Dillon got tagged and it knocked out a number of cars. Chief among them were Riley Herbst, Justin Allgaier, Daniel Hemric, and Josh Berry. This is because Allgaier and Hemric are JR Motorsports driver, and were rivals of Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing.

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Speaking of Busch, the driver took to Twitter to tease Dale Earnhardt Jr, owner of JR Motorsports. Of course, Dale’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt, fired back straight away. Then, some hardcore Dale Jr fans tried to jump in and turn the tables on Busch. It got to a point where Kelley had to placate a few of the more incensed fans.

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She insisted that the back and forth was all in good fun and they were all friends. It is worth mentioning that Dale Earnhardt Jr and Kyle Busch are expected to make a few Xfinity appearances.

So, they are bound to face off at some point this season, and that essentially makes them rivals. In other words, this kind of banter between the two parties is nothing more than friendly and teasing.

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What lies ahead for Kyle Busch?

The Joe Gibbs Racing driver is expecting a very busy schedule this year. Aside from his full-time Cup Series gig, Busch is expecting to make five Xfinity appearances and five Truck appearances. In essence, the two-time Cup Series champion is competing in 46 races.

Truthfully speaking, this could put a strain on the driver. Considering his age, it only goes to show that he is determined to show that there is plenty left in the tank.

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