Kyle Busch's 2007 win at Bristol was historic for many reasons. For starters, it was the 200th win for Hendrick Motorsports (in all series). It was also the 600th win for Chevrolet. But more importantly, Busch was able to put his name in the books as the first winner in the new Car of Tomorrow.
The CoT had been building hype for the past year and was going to be the answer to everything. It was supposed to be more comfortable, safer and easier to drive. There would be no more changes anytime soon, one would have thought.
The Food City 500 didn't disappoint either. Beating, banging, plenty of crashes and an exciting finish as Kyle Busch barely held off Jeff Burton for career win No. 4.
Cue the donuts! Cue the celebration! Cue the praises for the CoT!
Actually, nix the praises.
After Busch stepped out of his blue-and-yellow Hendrick Chevy, he gave the usual winner's interview and closed his interview with this parting gift: "I'm still not a very big fan of these things. I can't stand to drive them. They suck."
Cue the groans! Cue the shock! Cue the facepalm!