“They’re Bought at Walmart” – Kyle Busch Jokes About His Backup Car at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Published 03/07/2022, 10:04 AM EST
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 16: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M’s Toyota, climbs into his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

If we’re being honest, Kyle Busch would make an excellent movie character, with his quippy and snarky nature. Recently at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, he crashed out in practice and was forced to use a spare car. Ahead of the race, he was asked whether his backup car was as quick as his regular machine.

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The #18 Joe Gibbs Racing driver sarcastically answered, “It’s fine. They’re all the same. They’re bought at Walmart“. However, he was surprisingly civil for the rest of the day until he stepped in the car to race. Admittedly, he had a bit of a mountain to climb, as he was starting dead last. Nevertheless, he had the last laugh, as he proved that his spare tub was just as quick on the track.

How did Kyle Busch perform at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway?

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To say that he did a great job would be an understatement. The two-time Cup Series champion clawed his way up to finish 4th in the race, as the best of the Toyotas. This obviously answered the question about his backup being as good as the primary machine. Considering that he was on home soil as well, the result was extremely encouraging.

Feb 26, 2022; Fontana, California, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) during practice for the WISE Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Championship-wise, the #18 driver finds himself in 5th place. He is just behind Kyle Larson, Martin Truex Jr, Joey Logano, and Austin Cindric. Of course, he has not won a race yet, but the season has only had three races done and dusted so far. So, there is plenty of time for him to notch up a win and establish himself as a title threat.

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Obviously, that win will not come by so easily. All that he needs to do is qualify well and place himself in the right place, at the right time. So far, Ford has one win, with Chevrolet racking up two, and Busch would love to set the ball rolling for Toyota.

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