Busch Smashes Guitar in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06:  The Gibson Guitar painted by Sam Bass sits in victory lane after being destroyed by Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Federated Auto Parts 300 at the Nashville Superspeedway on June 6, 2009 in Lebanon,Tennessee.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Christina OgierCorrespondent IJune 7, 2009

I recently read a blog of someone defending Kyle Busch for smashing the guitar in Nashville after his win there this weekend.

It was stated that Busch was simply wanting to share a piece of the trophy with all his teammates and no disrespect was intended. This is the same driver who would turn on his team and blame them if he had a bad race. So to say that his intentions were noble, I don't buy it.

I just don't get how you can defend this.

Sure sure he wanted to share it with his team, but why smash it right there in victory lane. Accept it gracefully and later if you want to share it with your team then why not order them all their own trophy, or a smaller replica or hey how about buy them all a nice dinner.

To me it is very disrespectful to the artist who took his time to paint the Les Paul Guitar, to the race organizers, and to the guitar manufacturers.

Busch is no rock star and even they don't smash their expensive, one-of-a-kind guitars on stage.

This is just another example of his immature behavior.

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