Love him or hate him, Kyle Busch is a force to reckoned with.
Unfortunately for fans that can’t stand Busch, he was able to put himself in victory lane for the second week in a row , which will put him right behind Martin Truex Jr in the second round of the playoffs and could be a sign that momentum is starting to shift in Busch’s favor when it comes to winning a championship. With that being said, Busch wasted no time getting a few verbal jabs in at Hendrick Motorsports during his victory lane celebration at Dover.
“Man, I saw that carrot out there, and I wanted to go and get it,” Busch said after getting around Chase Elliott in the final laps of the race“I got within five lengths and I stalled out and I was like, ‘Oh, man, I think that was it,’ you know? But I got back to the top and got enough momentum back rolling. Chase was kind of plugged up with the lapped cars in front of him, so I think the lapped cars actually helped us with that one.
“But, overall, just great day for us. Great job by the team being able to get in Victory Lane here in Dover Busch continued when asked about what it meant to win at Dover again,” It’s been a long time since we’ve been in Victory Lane here, and it’s hard to come by wins here because (11-time Dover winner) Jimmie (Johnson) takes up all the darn Monster trophies. But it’s nice to have a third or fourth in my collection – I can’t remember.”
Of course Busch just had to throw in a few jabs at Hendrick Motorsports, especially Chase Elliott, who came up short in the final laps of the race after battling Ryan Newman to put him a lap down, but it just makes him look bad and was in bad taste when you consider how close Elliott was once again to finally breaking through for his first win the season.
“I thought if I had a clean track, I could have run as fast as he did, but I didn’t, and I should have done something different,” said Elliott after coming up short in his quest for his first win, , “So that’s just on me, and he did a better job than I did. At the end of the day that’s what it comes down to…“Man, such a bummer, such a disappointment for my team. I don’t really have a whole lot to add.”
He also took a shot at Jimmie Johnson for winning more races then him at The Monster Mile, which looked even more tasteless on his part and probably only added fuel to the already outrageous fire of why fans dislike him. In the end though, Kyle Busch was simply playing the role of the villain after winning the race and he was darn good at it too by taking shots at Johnson and Elliott.
What are your thoughts? Could Kyle Busch have celebrated the win without putting the names of two top Hendrick drivers in his mouth? Let us know in the comments below!