I have been saying for months now that kyle Busch may race like a Champion. He may even win a Championship. But, until he adjusts his disposition, he will not be a Champion. Well it looks like he may finally "get it".
A few weeks ago things were looking pretty gloomy for Nascar's most talented 24 year old driver. After finishing second three times in a row with one third in Nationwide. Busch was getting frustrated. Not to mention he hadn't won a race in sprint cup for almost three months.
Then after some deep reflection and a sincere desire to change, Kyle Busch looks like he's on his way to not only being one of the greatest drivers ever but, also one of its Champions.
After he was taken out of the Nationwide race at Bristol by an inexperienced Chase Austin, Busch shocked the world when he didn't go on an ugly rant about the young driver. Kyle was Gracious and understanding. No doubt leaving millions of Americans with their jaws hanging below their knees.
By the way, I thought it was pretty disgusting that the crowd at Bristol cheered when Kyle was taken out by Austin. It was a pretty hard hit and Busch could have been seriously injured. As a Jr fan I understand how it feels to want shrub to get his just deserts but, that was just mean.
No one was more surprised then Austin himself."I think that was the biggest shock of the whole night," Austin said a few days after the accident he hopes won't come to define his career.
"It was this whole series of events where I saw (his car logo) and thought, 'That's not good.' Then I heard the fans screaming, knew it was him. ... He could have really said some nasty stuff, but he didn't. I am not sure why. That's the question I've been wanting to ask him."
Busch, who was hoping to sweep all three races at Bristol had to settle for two out of three. Clearly, he was on his way to victory before the young Austin took him out. He was clearly upset after he got out of his car and proceeded straight to his trailer.
The surprise came when Busch emerged a few minutes later and calmly said;“Pretty unfortunate there that we got caught up in that mess,” Busch added. “[The car] was coming right to the front, got all the way up there and was taking the lead, but you know, mistakes happen sometimes.”
Even more befuddling, was Busch's attitude after he won the Cup race the next evening. Breaking a 13-race slump that started at Richmond, Rowdy sounded like a whole different person all together.
After racing mark Martin hard and clean for the victory, he said; "Mark Martin, what a class act. He deserved to win this race, I'm sorry he got second. I know how he feels. But man, I drove as hard as I could. He had a chance, could have done it, he raced me clean."
As a result of this behavior, Nascar has contacted police and hired several private detectives to try to find where the real Kyle Busch is and find out the identity of this imposter.
(Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)