Hatfield-McCoy Feud Has Nothing On Brad & Busch

by Jim on October 5, 2013 · 5 comments

22 wrecks at KansasHere we go again: Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski, Part Deaux(fus). What we saw in the Nationwide race at Kansas, and what Rowdy said afterwards is further evidence most NASCAR drivers should never take up acting; most are poor liars.

Did you hear or see any evidence Busch lifted or swerved to avoid Keselowski? No, I didn’t either (watch video). Perhaps it is with good reason Brad shared this sentiment concerning Busch (click here.) Of course, Busch says he was running tight, and made mentioned of another piece of past history concerning the two (here’s that race.)

Believe what you will about who’s at fault for their history, this is one distraction Kyle Busch does not need as he sits just points behind teammate Matt Kenseth and runner-up Jimmie Johnson. As it is, Busch will have to come charging from the back after wrecking his primary car in practice. Does he really need this now?

You’ll have to excuse me if I don’t buy Busch’s line about what happened Saturday. One could make the argument, and I’d agree that these two had not business being in the Nationwide Series race in the first place. Yes, I said it again. It doesn’t look from the empty seats that these two helped attendance much. Of couse, this could help ratings Sunday.

Kyle didn’t ask me, but I’d say this little dust-up won’t do him many favors. Most other drivers might overlook the offense, others might just exact revenge in the next Nationwide event. I wouldn’t have that confidence concerning Brad Keselowski.

Just when you think the better angels of their nature have prevailed, something like this happens. Looks like from here, a tiger can’t change his stripes- or more fittingly a jackass can’t refrain from kicking.

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1 Vicki October 6, 2013 at 4:10 am

Sure looked deliberate to me and Dale Jarrett thought so and I put a little more faith in what former drivers see than the perceptions of random fans like me.

We all know Busch is a great driver but his downfall has always been losing sight of the big picture. Is the owner’s championship in Nationwide really that important? Or was he thinking about anything beyond single-mindedly trying to win this particular race?

Will Brad retaliate in Cup? I don’t know but it will make life interesting, won’t it?

2 Jim October 6, 2013 at 5:30 am

@Vicki- I didn’t hear him lift, I saw no indication he tried to avoid a wreck. The crazy thing is, he essentially handed Kenseth a win in a series where there’s no skin in the game for him.
I think you have Busch pegged pretty well.
Not sure what Brad will do. I’ll bet NASCAR warns him and Penske does too, but he might just do it anyway. I don’t think the guys at Miller Lite would be too torn up over it.

3 Vicki October 6, 2013 at 5:46 am

Yeah….Miller Lite versus M&M’s. Who would be more likely not to want their driver to do anything controversial? I think Brad has the preferred sponsor for that!

4 Jim October 6, 2013 at 8:33 am

@Vicki- What I want to know is: what was he thinking?

5 Vicki October 6, 2013 at 8:51 am

If I had to guess, I’d say it is just his innate response to wanting to win at all costs. I don’t know that thinking is even involved. I’m a relatively new NASCAR fan. Have their been great drivers in the past who simply get caught up in the moment and lose sight of the prize?

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