Whether you love him or hate him, you most likely know who he is if you have been following the sport of NASCAR over the past decade or so With that being said, not only is he the most polarizing figure in the entire Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Truck Series garage, he is also the most dominant.
Unfortunately for those that aren’t fans of Kyle Busch, The Candyman has continued that dominance in 2019 with 3 Cup Series wins, three Xfinity Series wins and 4 Truck series wins in only 17 starts. Beyond that, he is currently first in Cup Series standings and has finished in the top-ten in every race this season.
I think we’re lucky as fans to be able to see not only Jimmie Johnson still racing, but what Kyle’s doing is unprecedented. NASCAR Official, Steve O’Donnell said during an interview on NASCAR.com,” Every time we go up to race control we know he’s going to be a factor in the race. and i think all the other competitors know that as well.
While the comments are a glowing endorsement from NASCAR, especially with the comparisons to seven time champion, Jimmie Johnson, they are also a bit controversial due to how unpopular Busch is with some fans. Furthermore, the statement takes on a new level of controversy when you think about how dominant Busch has been this season.
If nothing else, fans probably don’t want to hear how lucky they are to see a monumental feat like the one that Kyle Busch is pulling off right now, they want to know how the sport plans to level the playing field. Interestingly enough, however, O’Donnell had no such comment regarding that and seems content with letting Busch running the show.
Of course a lot of that has to do with NASCAR’s commitment to the newly unveiled aero package and its successful, but would imagine that the sport would see how one sided things have become. In fact, the new package has changed the sport so drastically that only Martin Truex Jr, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin have reached victory lane this year.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, Ford and Toyota seem to have an unparalleled advantage over Chevrolet right now, which is also helping to contribute to Busch’s dominance. In the end, its not a good sign if O’Donnell likes what he sees and will most likely mean that the package is here to stay.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Kyle Busch should be praise for his performance so far this season or should the sport take a look at why Busch is so dominant and work to level the playing field a bit? Let us know in the comments below!