WATCH: Kyle Busch Fumes at Bubba Wallace During NASCAR Race at Kansas

Published 10/25/2021, 5:29 AM EDT
LOUDON, NH – JULY 18: Kyle Busch, driver of the (18) Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry, before the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 on July 18, 2021, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


It has not been a good day in the office for Kyle Busch as he battles to make it into the Championship 4. Apparently, 23XI Racing driver Bubba Wallace annoyed him far too many times, and Busch was ranting on the radio. In the end, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver could only finish in a lowly 28th place.

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Ahead of the Kansas race, Kyle Busch was just above the cut line in fourth place. So, this would have seriously cost him a Final 4 berth. To make matters worse, Bubba Wallace finished the race in 14th place. Naturally, it would not have sat well with the 2015 and 2019 champion.

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Kyle Busch was already mad at the non-Playoff drivers after their antics in Texas last weekend. He declared that they do not respect the championship contenders on the track. According to him, this is not a first-time occurrence, but has been happening for the last four or five years.

The race got even worse for poor old Kyle Busch

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As it turned out, Busch encountered problems long before his duel with Wallace. The #18 driver brushed the wall multiple times as his car bottomed out and kept grazing the outside wall. It got to a point where his right rear quarter panel got damaged and a pit stop could not fix it.

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA – JUNE 22: Bubba Wallace, driver of the #43 Victory Junction Chevrolet, speaks to the media after the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

In the end, he was left nursing home an ailing #18 Toyota all the way to 28th place. At least Kyle Busch can be thankful that Bubba Wallace did not wreck him during the race. So, his rant was a little milder compared to what happened at Texas last weekend.

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The last time the two tangled was at Daytona. However, on this occasion, it was Wallace as the aggrieved party and he was ticked at Busch. Apparently, the African-American driver was unhappy that the Toyota drivers were not working together, unlike the Fords. Luckily, Kyle Busch is somehow still in the Playoff running, but he needs a good result at Martinsville.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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