Kyle Busch Shuts Down NASCAR-MLB Comparisons Amidst Another Confrontation: “This is Motorsports. Not Stick & Ball”

Published 01/03/2022, 2:35 AM EST
BRISTOL, TN – APRIL 22: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 22, 2017 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)


It seems like there’s no rest for Kyle Busch amidst the growing online criticism regarding his Tulsa Shootout appearance. But if anyone knows the NASCAR driver, they know he is more than capable of handling criticism in a variety of ways.

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And this is something he did on New Year’s day and carried it forward to the following day. Only this time, he was defending not just his own participation in the shootout, not just the Tulsa Shootout, but racing as a sport. And of course, keeping his wit alive all the while.

Again, the ‘source’ of this forthcoming confrontation was deleted. But again, there’s a reply from Busch to connect the dots; the dots being between baseball and motorsports.

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The Joe Gibbs driver’s tweet reads, “This is motorsports. Not stick and ball. I hate the comparisons. It is NOT the same thing!”

To this, a Twitter user replied, “You hate the comparison because it’s true. You don’t see MLB going down the ranks. Why? Because they should dominate. Kyle should win every race in every lower tier. Stick and ball sports have players leaving the lower levels ASAP to show their ability to the big boy.”

The savage and inspiring reply of Kyle Busch

Being the champion he is, Kyle Busch replied in a fitting way, defending car racing and motorsports as a whole.

He replied, “If it’s true then what r u saying about the best of the open wheel/dirt world? The WoO, top micro, dirt Late model guys/gals are all nobodies and not pro’s?! I will disagree all day long! Just because they aren’t “NASCAR” drivers doesn’t make them lesser.”

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After this reply, Busch got support from NASCAR and the dirt racing world.

Former NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace said, “I agree,” with Kyle Busch and Robert Lee, a dirt racing driver said, “The highlight of my week was rolling out on the track to race with a 2x Cup champion. How many poor boys from Arkansas get to say that?”

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 way Kyle Busch handled the criticism surrounding his decision as a driver and the criticism around the sport, is something fans would respect him for. Because there may be thousands of doubters in the world, but it takes one champion to shut them off.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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