Kyle Busch’s Reaction Says It All After His Tulsa Shootout Appearance

Published 12/30/2021, 2:45 AM EST
BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 22: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, walks on stage driver introductions prior to the NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 22, 2021 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images)


When a driver of the caliber and natural talent of Kyle Busch takes on a new challenge, you just know he’ll deliver. The NASCAR driver recently got inside a dirt car during the Lucas Oil Tulsa Shootout.

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And the results of his first heat race were quite impressive, charging from eighth-place for a first-place finish.

But later on, he naturally struggled in the subsequent runs, and ecstasy turned into disappointment for Busch. He even tweeted, “Had to happen soon enough. Just got my ass kicked.”

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Although he couldn’t keep up with his impressive eighth-to-first result, replies on his tweet admired and appreciated the run he put in during his first outing at the event.

Kyle Busch – A keen learner

After taking the first-place finish in his first heat race, Busch highlighted the differences between this new car and a car from NASCAR. “Just trying to learn the track, trying to learn these cars, that’s the biggest thing,” Busch said.

He added, “You go run my stuff, and I know how to drive it. I know it wants to steer in the front. I don’t know if the front tire is steering, the back tire is steering, or when the wing steers when you have the wing on.”

“So it’s complicated to kind of figure that stuff out.”

But he acknowledged he has some ‘good teachers’ and a good team that he can lean on.

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Jul 18, 2021; Loudon, New Hampshire, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) walks to his car during driving introductions before the start of the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Busch was also asked about a potential Chili Bowl appearance in the future. But the NASCAR driver quickly prioritized the near future over a prospective long road full of possibilities.

He said, “That’s what everybody is talking about right now. But hold on, back it down yet, I’ve still got a long week ahead.”

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So let’s see how Busch performs over the course of the next few days.

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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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