Following the conclusion of the Irwin Tools Night Race, Kyle Busch(the race winner...of all three of NASCAR's top series that weekend) made another one of his comments that just so happen to be extremely controversial. This time, it involved David Reutimann.
"Reutimann was fast, and he was good, and I’m not going to say why I beat him because then he’ll fix it, but it has to do with behind the wheel.
He wasn't driving the place right. I’m sorry. If he fixes how to drive this place, he’d be right there with me."
Days after the comment, Reutimann had this to say:
"That’s probably the stupidest comment I’ve ever heard anybody say at any given time.
"Everybody’s cars are identical. Nobody’s cars drive any different. So the guy who wins and does a phenomenal job and the guy who finishes 43rd is just terrible because everybody’s car is identical. They drive exactly the same. (sarcastically)
"I don’t know if [it was] the fact that his Superman cape was flying out the back when I was behind him and I couldn’t see or what the deal was. We got beat fair and square. That’s what it comes down to. We just got outrun. Professor Busch, maybe he can start a driving school at Bristol and the rest of the field can join in and go and [he can] show all of us what we’re doing wrong. I need help.
"It all comes down to the fact that we just don’t like each other very much. It has been a while. We just don’t like each other, and we agree we don’t like each other and we’re both fine with it."
So it looks like there is going to be another chapter to the war of words with drivers. There has been a lot of them lately. Notice, I am not complaining.
So should Kyle have said that? Perhaps not, at least as far as the popularity result may be, but as long as he's winning, and Reutimann's not, he can say whatever he wants.