By Steve Pouliot - 8 May 2012:
FVP loves when NASCAR drivers speak openly to the media. Say what you will about Kyle Busch and his attitude, he definitely is unfiltered. Sunday was no different, speaking his mind in his usual irreverent manor after a respectable second place finish to race winner Brad Keselowski. Some of his answers were the usual curt replies. You'd think the guy would be happy coming home second after the way the #18 started the year. Not so much it seems.
Reading Busch's comments, you'd swear he wears a grey hoodie to his post race pressers. He was asked to comment on Tony Stewart's comments that if 50% of the cars aren't wrecked at Talladega, that the race officials should extend the race. "I'm not going to comment on what Tony had to say because that's Tony's comments." came the replay, in a very Hoodie-esque manner.
Busch did expand on his owns thoughts however. "For me, whatever Talladega and Daytona is, it's a restrictor plate race. That's what we all know going into the weekend. Some of us love coming here, some of us dread it." Busch said.
Rowdy continued on the love of plate racing. "I'll be the first one to admit I hate restrictor plate racing. You don't have control of your own destiny I don't feel like. We saw today I think the 22 may have turned down a little bit on the 11 and then wrecked eight other guys. That's a product of what you get at restrictor plate racing sometimes. Everybody is fighting for every square inch you can get. That's just what happened. I think another guy that would vouch for my opinion, who isn't even here this weekend, is Mark Martin because he don't want to restrictor plate race either."
Check out this little post race exchange:
REPORTER: Brad just said what happened up there. He said he would go up high, then pull back down on you. You said earlier if he had done something, that was pretty smart. If he did that, was that pretty smart?
KYLE BUSCH: I guess so. He won the race, right? You answered your own question.
Feel the love.
Busch did show some love to race winner Brad Keselowski. "He's no dummy, that's for sure. He's got good plate racing skills. I think he's got good short track, mile-and-a-half skills, too. Brad should be a title contender each and every year. Last year he did a great job through the summer stretch, one of the hottest guys going into the Chase, qualified his way in on wins. This year he's probably in the top 10 in points, or close to, with two wins. Again, he's the top seed for the Chase guys. He's definitely no slouch. They've had some bad luck this year with some fueling issues and stuff like that where they've been taken out of some even better runs. That Penske organization has been around for a long time. That Blue Deuce has been known for being in the top 10 and winning races. It's no surprise that Brad can do that." Busch said.
In an age of God-Team-Sponsor interviews, even a surly Kyle Busch is better than the vanilla, sponsor-friendly quotes given by many drivers.
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