Top Official Says NASCAR Will Review ‘Intentional Spinning’ After the Kyle Busch Truck Race Incident

Published 03/11/2021, 5:06 AM EST
BRISTOL, TN – APRIL 22: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, stands in the garage area during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 22, 2017 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)


Last weekend, Kyle Busch had a mixed day in the office at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While he performed well to finish third in the Cup race, his Truck stint was a nightmare. He was glad that teammate John Hunter Nemechek won, but was probably kicking himself over his own performance. Apparently, he suffered from a flat tire during the race and spun on his way back to the pit road.

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It later transpired that the part-time Truck driver may have intentionally spun. In light of this revelation, NASCAR officials promised to conduct an investigation. NASCAR’s Scott Miller said, “That was a tough call, that obviously came up again this weekend. It’s hard for us to know what going on inside the car, but we have our competition meeting.”

According to him, there will be serious discussions about the situation. Miller also insisted that the officials will review the incident and see what can be done in the future.

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He continued, “Having a flat tyre and trying to get back to pit road is not an excuse to spin out. If we have to crack down a little bit harder on those things, so they don’t become a trend, we will do that.”

How did the rest of the weekend pan out for Kyle Busch?

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Obviously, Kyle Busch was furious with himself and could be forgiven for snapping in the press conference. When interviewers tried to get him to describe the incident and his feelings, he simply replied with a curt ‘Nope’. The good news is that he would have probably calmed down since then.

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) waits for the restart of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

His third-place finish in the Cup Series would have also helped improve his mood dramatically. While it isn’t a win, Busch had been going through a slow start to his Cup season. So, a Top 3 position at his home track must have been a welcome confidence booster. Now, the 35-year-old driver will be keen to race at Phoenix and try and grab a first win of the season.

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