Toyota Urged to “Stop the Bulls**t” in Kyle Busch Contract Situation After President Makes “Soap Opera Storyline” Statement

Published 08/13/2022, 5:20 AM EDT
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – APRIL 02: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Mars Crunchy Cookie Toyota, waits on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway on April 02, 2022 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Kyle Busch and Toyota have quickly gone from one of the tightest and most fruitful romances in NASCAR to one of the most potentially gloomy stories in development at this point. And what’s bizarre about the whole thing is that neither party is seemingly able to reach a common ground.

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Especially now that Toyota themselves have come out with a statement full of intent.

David Wilson, the President of Toyota Racing Development, recently stated in an interview that they have offered Busch everything they can, that there’s nothing that’s left to be saved for later.

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“We are considering everything. There’s nothing that’s not on the table,” he said.

However, this was something that the NASCAR fans didn’t particularly warm up to as their reactions very clearly suggested.

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David Wilson on the chances of Toyota keeping Kyle Busch in 2023

David Wilson described how, whether a NASCAR fan likes, loves, or hates Kyle Busch, they’ll still consider the driver a part of their family at Toyota. And since he’s so important to the manufacturer, they are willing to exhaust all avenues to keep him as a part of their family.

“It’s been a bizarre and challenging problem and something that none of us thought we’d be faced with this late in the season,” he added.

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“But here we are.”

LONG POND, PA – JUNE 27: Kyle Busch, driver of the (18) M&M’s Mini’s Toyota prior to the NASCAR Cup Series – Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 on June 27, 2021 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

As for the chances of keeping the two-time Cup champion tied to Toyota, Wilson emphasized that there is indeed a chance.

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“There’s absolutely a chance that we can keep him and that’s why we are working as hard as we are because we don’t want to look back and say, ‘If only we would have considered this, if only we would have considered that,'” he 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.

Edited By: Ranvijay Singh

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