Today at the Texas Motorspeedway in the Nascar Camping World Truck Series, there was an awful display of sportsmanship through events that could have led to serious injury or death, all because a driver lost his cool.
Here is a link to the video of the crash.
It was absolutely sick to see someone run another driver into the wall after such a meaningless bump that couldn't have been avoided.
The driver in question, Kyle Busch, has been known for his reckless driving and loss of temper at times, but this has to do with someone's life.
After purposely wrecking someone under caution at that rate of speed, I thought I was watching Cole Trickle in Days of Thunder.
There is a point when Nascar needs to step in and take control over this guy. He is going to end up hurting someone or possibly kill them.
After the incident, Busch was interviewed and said, "If I just lay over and give up everything for Ron Hornaday that is not Kyle Busch's fashion." Busch added this: "I'm sorry it was Ron Hornaday and he is going after a championship, but you can't blame this all on one person."
As you can see, this guy is vicious and needs to take some chill pills before he is allowed in a race car again, obviously. It was one guy's fault for wrecking someone else under caution.
Busch feels no remorse for what he did, and that is the scary part. This isn't a dirt track where the cars are traveling under 100 miles an hour—this is a speedway that is one of the most dangerous tracks on the circuit and this was uncalled for.
Nascar needs to make a statement and make it now. They need to not only suspend Busch for the rest of the weekend, he is scheduled for two more events, but for the rest of the Truck Series.
There is a point when you need to learn to control your emotions and maybe this will be a wake-up call to the young driver.
There is no place for this in the sport, and even though Nascar is all about publicity of all forms, this is not what they want their sport to become. This isn't professional wrestling.
Hopefully Nascar will do the right thing here and lay down hard on Busch, because if this happens again, someone could get seriously injured.
James Evens serves as a National Featured Columnist for college football and basketball as well as the FC for the Purdue Boilermakers.