Monday, August 23, 2010
Love Him or Hate Him: Kyle Busch
Personally I do not like Kyle as a person from what I have seen at the track and on-camera. He tends to blame others before having all the facts, he conveys a sense of entitlement that he hasn't earned, and he disrespects the fans. I do not argue that Kyle has skills as a driver, however. No driver makes it to the Cup Series without in some way earning the right to be there.
On his way to the Friday night Nationwide win he took out Brad Keselowski. Granted, he owned up to it in post-race interviews but standing there saying that he "dumped" Brad intentionally takes another couple notches off my personal opinion of Kyle. If Kyle had not wrecked Brad we would have seen more good racing before the night's end. Would Kyle have still won the race? No one can know, but there would be a lot fewer angry fans around.
Photo 1: http://nascar.speedtv.com/
Photo 2: Getty Images/ http://motorsports.fanhouse.com/
Photo 3: http://msn.foxsports.com/