Kyle Busch’s “Clickbait” Got NASCAR Fans Puzzled Post His Talladega Comments

Published 04/30/2022, 4:06 PM EDT
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 12: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 DeWalt Toyota, waits on the grid during practice for for the Ruoff Mortgage 500 at Phoenix Raceway on March 12, 2022 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

It’s not rocket science to know how difficult it gets to Get Kyle Busch to talk. The two times NASCAR Cup Series Champion rarely gives interviews and when he does, he’s in the news. This time, again, the Bristol 2022 race winner made headlines for his “Clickbait” approach.

After Kyle’s old-fashioned Interview post-Talladega race, there were speculations regarding his stay at NASCAR next year. As the fans get anxious about his future in the sport, Busch arrives in style. The 2015 Champion sported a tee-shirt that had “Clickbait” written on it.

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Busch attended the pre-race interview at Dover Motor Speedway, ahead of Sunday’s DuraMax Drydene 400 by RelaDyne race. Kyle as quoted by Bob on his official Twitter, “Kyle Busch, wearing a t-shirt that apparently shows his feelings these days, on the reaction to how he responded to questions about his future last week.”

Apr 24, 2022; Talladega, Alabama, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) races side by side with NASCAR Cup Series driver Ross Chastain (1) during the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

When asked to say something about that, The JGR driver conveyed as shared by Pockrass, “Short comments are sometimes taken out of context, I answered the questions you know and didn’t elaborate. It takes full elaboration to tell a story and so you can tell the story as you want with less words.”

Why fans are so anxious about Kyle Busch lately?

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The Joe Gibbs Racing driver spoke to the media after his race at Talladega Superspeedway last week. As Busch’s primary sponsor M&M is set to leave the sport at the end of this year, it becomes increasingly hard to speculate on Kyle’s future in NASCAR. When asked about his future in the sport, the Cup Series driver answered in a typical fashion.

As stated by Bob, “Kyle Busch often has answered cryptically about his future, saying Saturday he isn’t getting antsy about not having a firm deal with sponsorship for next season. He doesn’t think there likely would be a place for him anywhere else if JGR doesn’t finalize a deal.”

May 2, 2021; Kansas City, Kansas, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) celebrates after winning the Buschy McBusch Race 400 at Kansas Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

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The 2019 Cup Series conveyed, “If it happens, it happens. It it don’t, good-bye.” So being a NASCAR fan, one has to understand that the man loves to keep things mysterious. Moreover, this time he loved putting”Clickbait” on his future in the sport.

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Sabyasachi Biswas

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Sabyasachi Biswas is an F1 writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his Master's in Mass Communication and Journalism from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Sabyasachi is an ardent Red Bull and Max Verstappen fan and has been following the sport for over a decade now.

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