Kyle Busch has said and done some pretty ridiculous things over the course of his NASCAR career, but none of them even seem to come close to the words he had for his own Truck Series drivers. In fact, he’s even claimed that his two drivers, Todd Gilliland, and Harrison Burton, could be looking for new rides soon.
Busch was asked for his assessment of his Truck Series teams performance this season and while both drivers were running in the top eight with a legitimate chance of making the playoffs, he still wasn’t pleased. He even went so far as to say his record in The Truck series this season should be proof enough that Burton and Gilliland should be winning more.
“They ain’t doing shit, man,” Busch said during an interview with Toby Christie.com, “They ain’t running good. I can go out there and win every single race by 10 seconds and they’re out there struggling along to finish seventh and 10th. That ain’t going to fly.”
Although neither Burton or Gilliland has reached victory lane yet this season, the both are running in the top ten points wise and have put together some consistent top ten finishes. For example, Harrison Burton has two top-tens in the last three races, with one of them being a third-place finish at Dover.
As for Gilliland, he suffered three straight finishes outside the top ten over the last month but has recovered quite nicely with two top-tens in the last three races. Of course, both drivers have yet to officially notch themselves a spot in the playoffs, but they are far from the mess that Busch is trying to paint.
With that being said, Busch claims that his unbeaten record in this year’s Gander Outdoors Truck series proves that the Trucks are capable of winning. While that might sound like a solid argument, one has to remember that this is only Harrison Burton’s rookie season and Gilliland doesn’t have too much experience either.
In the end, Kyle Busch’s statements seem absolutely ridiculous and it also seems like he has no business either. Think about it! Roush Fenway racing was in disaster mode a year ago and they didn’t give up. Beyond that, Hendrick Motorsports has been getting stomped the last couple of years and they haven’t given up on their drivers either.
If nothing else, Busch has decide what he wants to do. Just find a driver that can go out and win every week or help mold a young driver and create a Truck Series program that you can be proud of in the process. Interestingly enough however, Busch seems like a much better driver than owner.