Kyle Busch’s Recent Heart Melting Gestures Opens the Eyes of Several NASCAR Fans About His True Personality

Published 05/08/2022, 3:55 AM EDT
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)

Regardless of the narrative surrounding Kyle Busch and his image of being ‘the bad boy’ of NASCAR, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver has proven on many-a-occasions, that he, in fact, isn’t what people think he is. That he has a heart of gold.

This was something that Busch once again proved through his heart-melting gesture for an elderly race fan. The #18 driver sent Gigi a personalized video message which reduced her to tears of happiness, as he invited her to a race.

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What Kyle Busch did for this race fan really opened the eyes of many NASCAR fans into seeing him for who he really is. While at the same time, many fans confessed how they were wrong about him on first impression, but now, they know better.

Kyle Busch is “who he is”, NASCAR veteran emphasizes

In a recent interview, Xfinity Series veteran, AJ Allmendinger, made a case for the Candy Man with regards to the criticism that has followed him throughout his career, which stems from his outspoken nature and saying exactly what’s on his mind regardless of the circumstances.

“We shouldn’t ever be shocked by Kyle Busch’s comments. This is what I love about Kyle. This is what people ask me, ‘What’s Kyle like?’ I was like, ‘I love Kyle Busch. Because he is real,’” he said.

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Apr 3, 2022; Richmond, Virginia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) waves to fans in the stands prior to the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

Allmendinger confessed that Busch isn’t always the most pleasant person one can find. “But he’s also who he is,” he spoke of Kyle Busch.

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You know if he’s not happy, or there’s something on his mind, or something you don’t wanna talk about then he’ll make sure he says how he feels about it,” Allmendinger added.

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a 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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