WATCH: Here’s What Forced Kyle Busch to Apologize After His Epic Rant at Brad Keselowski

Published 11/01/2021, 8:08 AM EDT
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)


Kyle Busch finished second in Martinsville on Sunday, which meant he failed to qualify for the Last 4.

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He missed out by three points as Martin Truex Jr. made the spot. And if not for Brad Keselowski late in the race, Busch might’ve made it through.

Naturally, the driver was furious with Keselowski for whom he had pretty strong words.

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“Just fricking r*******, man. So stupid. I don’t understand these guys. I should beat the s*** out of him right now is what I should do”,  Busch said in his post-race interview.

In the final lap, coming out of Turn 4, Kyle Busch had one last chance to make a move on race leader Alex Bowman.

But Brad Keselowski nudged the rear of his Camry, which almost spun him, but Busch controlled the car and finished in second place.

This might remind everyone of another such incident at Martinsville. Last year another driver tried making a last-ditch move on Busch to advance to the Last 4. And Kyle Busch needed no reminding of that.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – AUGUST 15: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Mix Toyota, waits on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on August 15, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Harvick equals Keselowski for Kyle Busch

“What was he going to do, spin me out? He was trying to do a [Kevin] Harvick is what he was trying to do?”

In 2020, Kevin Harvick needed to pass Busch’s car No. 18 to make it to the next round. And during the last lap, Harvick tried to hit Busch’s rear in an attempt to spin him right before the finish line. But this backfired, as Busch made a 360 spin and crossed the line while Harvick lost his rear and crashed into the wall.

Busch apologizes for the Keselowski incident

However, despite his anger, Kyle Busch took to social media for using the R-word.

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It’s funny that Busch apologized for just one word from his interview, which was full of words not equally as strong as the one he apologized for, but nevertheless strong.

Sunday’s result was Kyle Busch’s best finish in this season’s Round of 8.  He has failed to advance to Phoenix for the second year in a row.

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For the next season, Busch would aim to equal an all-time record and not leave it until the last turn in the last lap of the last race to advance to the finale, as he has done in the last 2 years.

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Shaharyar

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Shaharyar is a Formula 1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A Graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for the better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in the future.

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