Kyle Busch Needs To Consider Growing Up Sometime Soon

May 28, 2017; Concord, NC, USA; Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) in turn 4 during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
May 28, 2017; Concord, NC, USA; Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) in turn 4 during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports /

After yet another immature and attention-seeking post-race interview following a non-win, Kyle Busch really needs to consider growing up.

After his 3rd place finish at Talladega, 2015 NASCAR champion Kyle Busch complained about the racing at the track and sarcastically praised the schedule since Kansas, a “real” race track, was the following race. After finishing in 5th place at Kansas, Busch called his day at the track a “mediocre day” despite leading 59 of the race’s 267 laps.

And after his 2nd place finish at Charlotte, a finish that is tied for his best since his last win 28 races ago at Indianapolis last season, he was frustrated once more and sarcastically congratulated Austin Dillon on his first career NASCAR Cup Series win in his post-race interview. See a short clip of the interview below.

Knowing that Busch never congratulates the winning driver if it’s not him, simply reading the text of this interview doesn’t do it justice, as you may be fooled if you don’t already know this.

"“I’m not surprised about anything. Congratulations.”"

Just reading that line may make Busch seem like an appreciative guy, but hearing it and seeing him drop the mic shows just how truly immature he is, as when the word “congratulations” in regards to another driver winning does manage to somehow find its way out of his mouth, it’s stated in sarcasm and disdain.

Helio Castroneves didn’t act like then when he finished behind Takuma Sato in the Indy 500. JR Hildebrand didn’t act like that when he crashed in the last turn of the 2011 Indy 500 and finished 2nd. Yet Busch needed to make a show out of himself when he didn’t win at Charlotte.

The fact that of all drivers Busch is the one who is complaining about anything competition-related, especially as simple as finishing in 2nd place in a race, is kind of ironic in itself. Busch, who raced in just 25 of the 36 races in 2015, won the championship due to NASCAR’s Chase playoff format. Without it, he wouldn’t be a NASCAR champion. Who is he to be upset over anything competition-related?

Busch also takes advantage of opportunities to drive with next to no competition and beat all of the up-and-coming drivers in NASCAR’s lower two series, the Xfinity Series and the Camping World Truck Series.

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Busch leads the all-time Xfinity Series wins list by nearly twice as many wins as the next highest driver with 87 wins, and 82 of those wins have come during his time as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. He sits 2nd on the all-time Truck wins list with 48 victories, trailing 1st place Ron Hornaday Jr. by three wins. Of those 48 wins, every single one of them has come during his time as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver.

Yet he wants to complain and give people attitude after a 3rd place, a 5th place and most notably a 2nd place finish in the premier NASCAR series that bumped him from 10th place to 5th place in the championship standings despite not having won a race through the first 12 races this season, something he hasn’t failed to do since 2006. Makes sense, doesn’t it?

Not at all. Kyle, grow up.

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