NASCAR Community Including Kyle Busch Mock the Scary-Looking Crash at Chili Bowl Nationals

Published 01/12/2022, 8:27 AM EST
HAMPTON, GA – JULY 11: Kyle Busch, #18 Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Gummies looks on prior to the running of the NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 race on July 11, 2021 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


The Chili Bowl Nationals are well underway and they are quite action packed. Unfortunately for Carson Sousa, he found that out the hard way after a big crash. As he entered the corner, another car dove down his inside and he clipped the back of that Midget car. This sent the driver out of control and into a barrel roll before going into the fence. Admittedly, although the crash looked scary, it was still a comical sight to see the car stuck like that, and even Kyle Busch couldn’t stop himself from pointing that out.

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Honestly, the scene did kind of resemble something out of a ‘I bet you are wondering how I got here’ meme. Fortunately, Reddick was able to walk away unscathed, but the car was still stuck in the catch fence. Eventually, the track marshals were able to get it down and repair the fence, but it did delay proceedings for a while.

Kyle Busch and others in the NASCAR community found the sight comical

Soon, a fair number of fans turned the scene into a meme and joked about it. One fan even photoshopped an image of Tyler Reddick sitting on top of the car. Later on, Reddick responded to the meme, and he also saw the funny side of the incident and meme.

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Now, the Chili Bowl Nationals will continue as scheduled. Luckily for Sousa, he won the C-Main event, so it was a bit of a mixed day in the office for him. Now, he is going to try to ensure that he qualifies for the main event.

However, he is expected to face stern competition from several rivals, including a certain Kyle Larson. Larson is definitely one of the favorites, as he has won the Chili Bowl in the last two years. However, nothing will be easy for the Hendrick Motorsports star driver.

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What are your predictions for the race? Let us know in the comments below.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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