“I Should Have Hooked Right”: Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch Talk About Their Incident at Kentucky in 2019

Published 06/02/2020, 9:50 AM EDT


Last night, Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch talked about their incident from last year’s race at Kentucky. Kyle and Kurt were part of the NASCAR FS1 panel for last night’s NASCAR Xfinity race at Bristol.

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During the show, Kurt and Kyle talked about the incident and events that followed it. During the 2019 Kentucky night race Kurt and Kyle made contact while fighting for the lead.

After the incident, Kyle had to fall back and Kurt took the win. And Kyle had to settle for the second place after unsuccessfully trying to overtake his brother multiple times. 

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Looking back at the race clip, Kyle said, “I’m racing Kurt real hard.”

Kurt replied that Kyle was pushing him really hard toward the sidewall. However, he left some room, and Kurt was able to squeeze out. Kyle replied, “I should have hooked right”.

The incident took place in the final laps of the race when Kyle tried to squeeze Kurt to the left wall and take the lead. However, Kurt was able to find enough room to defend against Kyle and keep the lead.

“We are going, ask him if he(Kurt) got another ride home“: Kyle Busch

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Kurt reveals that they were supposed to go back home together. However, because of the long after race interviews and events, he got late. And Kyle Busch left without him.

Kyle replied, “We got back to the airport while Kurt was doing all the victory lane stuff so I was like we are going, ask him if he got another ride(talking to his wife)”

Remembering the incident Kurt takes a light-hearted shot at his brother. He said, “Any time you lose you are angry and frustrated and you are like ‘I got second place, I’m so upset'(imitating Kyle)”.

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He added, “He(Kyle) was just too upset that he was going to take off no matter what happened”.

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Mrinal Kuniyal

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Mrinal Kuniyal has been a contributor to EssentiallSports since early 2020 and has focused on Formula 1, NASCAR, and IndyCar. He's a management graduate and his areas of interest include motorsports, marketing, and music.

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