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“They Gave You a Tractor Today”—Recent Kyle Busch Update Following Richmond Loss Has NASCAR Fans Pinpointing Richard Childress’ Major Drawback

Published 04/04/2023, 12:40 PM EDT

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During Sunday’s Toyota 400, Kyle Busch made it to the top 15. However, many Busch fans were upset by the events that transpired at the Richmond Raceway. Accusing Richard Childress Racing of failing to provide a good car to the two-time Cup champion, many NASCAR fans felt that Kyle Busch could have finished better had he received better equipment.

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During the race, Kyle Busch made contact with Ross Chastain. Moreover, around Lap 30 during the race, a competition caution was raised. When every car was receiving four new fresh tires, Kyle Busch informed his team that he is loose off the corners. Hence the #8 team made some adjustments on the pit stop.


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However, it looked like Busch continued to struggle with his car throughout the race.

NASCAR fans express their concern over Kyle Busch’s #8

Blaming Kyle Busch’s #8 for his performance on Sunday, NASCAR fans expressed their disappointment with Richard Childress Racing. This was evident from the comments on a social media post that Busch shared about looking forward to the next race at Bristol. While one Instagram user commented, “You need better equipment.” Another two wrote, “Dat car was damn loose.” “I sure hope they can figure out the handling on your cars.”

Another one asked Busch to leave RCR and said, “I don’t know how, but you have to leave that team. It doesn’t improve.” Whereas a few others pointed out the issues with the car. One fan commented, “Car just don’t seem fast.” Yet another one joked, “We need to get your car running better, have Richard call me.”


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Apart from this, one Instagram user hyped Busch by assuring him that he did his best today. Asking him to stay strong, the user wrote, “Head up Kyle, they gave u a tractor today. I could tell as soon as the green flag dropped. Go gottem next week, rowdy can win on any surface at Bristol.”

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Kyle Busch admits to taking inspiration from Tyler Reddick to operate the #8 efficiently

Kyle Busch’s #8 is the same car that Tyler Reddick drove last season. Being one of the fastest vehicles on track, Kyle Busch admitted he was trying to emulate Reddick in order to make it as fast as last season. In an interview at COTA, Busch said,


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“Tyler obviously is a really good road racer. He proved it driving this car here last year. I was able to get in it and run right back to him. I’ve been trying to emulate the things he did in order to make this car fast last year, but not quite all the way there.

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Irrespective of the issues faced by Busch last weekend, the two-time Cup champion had an impressive start to his season. Having already registered a 2023 season win at the Auto Club Speedway, Busch currently has 2 top 5 finishes, and 4 top 10 finishes, while standing tall at the fourth position in the points table.

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Devyani Sharma

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Devyani Sharma is a NASCAR Author at EssentiallySports. Having completed her postgrad in English Literature, she has worked as a content writer for a while now. With over three years of experience in the field and hundreds of articles published on the web, Devyani has now associated with EssentiallySports to start her journey in the world of sports journalism.

Edited By: Nischal Kandpal