As you are well aware of by now, the Martinsville Stage 2 win for Chase Elliott was brought about by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. using the Chrome Horn against race leader, Kyle Bush. It was a great racing move by Rickey to stay on the lead lap. Kyle Busch, of course, sees things differently. What is interesting is how others in the Monster Energy Series see things. Let us now analyze Kyle.
Analyzing Kyle Busch, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. tangle
NASCAR America’s Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte were among those talking about the incident, which ended with Stenhouse shoving Busch out of the way to not only get himself (Stenhouse) back on the lead lap.
While Stenhouse said he did what he had to do to stay on the lead lap (and eventually finish 10th in the race), Busch was not happy . First, he was very vocal, releasing a profanity-laced outburst over his team radio after the run-in with Stenhouse.
Busch calmed down by the time the race was over, but won’t forget what he considered an affront done to him.
“I was trying to be a nice guy, but nice guys don’t finish first,” Busch said. “When you’ve got the leader to your outside and you keep banging him off the corner, that’s disrespectful, but do whatever you want.”
Busch then predicted the incident will come back to haunt Stenhouse at some point.
“It’s going to come back and bite you one of these days,” Busch said. “You just have to remember that race car drivers are like elephants, they remember everything.”
Let’s hear the reactions of both Letarte and Burton:
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