The Texas Motor Speedway finally hosted the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff race, after three days of rain delays. In the end, Kyle Busch managed to break his 2020 jinx and continue his win count for a 16th consecutive season. In the press conference, he opened up on a number of subjects.
Among them, he spoke about his Truck Series team, Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). The Truck race at the Texas Motor Speedway, was quite rough and tumble, and ‘Rowdy’ commented on the heightened aggression.
He said, “Kids, Man! They all come up in Late Models and K & N, door-banging and beating the hell out of each other, every series that they run in. They might as well keep doing it in Trucks. That’s what’s going on right now.”
On the subject of his Truck drivers, he admitted that he wanted Ben Rhodes to act as a mentor. In his early years, Rhodes was just as aggressive as the youngsters. Luckily, he has since matured and done a better job of driving calmly. So, he suggested that Rhodes try and act as a mentor.
Admittedly, Rhodes didn’t help his case when he and Christian Eckes engaged in a brawl. The two drivers collided after Rhodes claimed that Eckes ran him towards the wall. While trying to wrestle the car, he collided with Eckes and they wrecked. Later on, the ThorSport driver alleged that Chandler Smith exacted revenge for the contact.
According to Rhodes, “It all comes from the KBM guys, It seems to be a lack of talent over there. I think that’s evident though when Kyle (Busch) hops in the truck and he goes and wins,”
Later on, the duo met outside the cars to ‘talk it out’ and clear the air between them. By that, they resorted to shouting matches and soon fists flew, before they were separated.
Coming back to Kyle Busch, his win means that there is pressure on the Playoff drivers when they reach Martinsville. This is because it is the last chance for them to make it to the finale at Phoenix.