Kyle Busch reacts to new NASCAR limits: “We can still screw it up as much as we want to screw it up. I wouldn’t be so certain that, that might not happen.”
Today, NASCAR announced additional limits on NASCAR Cup Series drivers participating in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Truck Series. Undoubtedly, this is a rule that takes aim at Cup drivers like Kyle Busch.
When cup drivers dominate these races, there’s a usual outcry from the fan base. In 2017, Kyle Busch has collected 3 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins.
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MENCS regulars have won 13 NASCAR Xfinity Series events in 2017. There’s only been 19 races thus far, total.
Additionally, 3 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2017 have been won by a MENCS regular. A single driver, Kyle Busch, has collected all 3 of those wins. Thus far, 12 NASCAR Truck races have been run in 2017.
Kyle Busch spoke with Dave Moody on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio shorty after NASCAR announced new limits. He is frustrated with the new NASCAR limitations.
Kyle Busch: “I skipped 3 months of racing Xfinity. There were 9 races in that time. You had 1 race won by an Xfinity Series regular. So, it didn’t change a damn thing by eliminating the races that cup drivers can run.”
“If we all get together this off season and pick and choose our races around each other’s schedules. We can still screw it up as much as we want to screw it up. I wouldn’t be so certain that, that might not happen.”
If the limit for the truck series goes to zero, I’m done.
The owner of Kyle Busch Motorsports continued, “If they keep continuing to put the limit on it… I’m going to tell you right now. If the limit for the truck series goes to zero, I’m done.”
Kyle Busch has stated this multiple times. Kyle Busch Motorsports might close up shop if he’s not allowed to drive his own machines. Today, he made that clear again. Stating it would be both a business decision and a fun factor decision. It’s easier for him to sell sponsorship on his rides, if he’s billed as the driver.
“We’ll just continue to race the races that we’re allowed to run with the sponsorship that we have. I enjoy going out and running truck races. If I’m not allowed to do that, why am I owning a team that I’m not allowed to race for?”
He comcluded, “I’m out there spending money for other drivers for other drivers to come up through the ranks. But, I’m getting beat up, not allowed to drive in it. If it’s no fun for me. Why am I spending my money to develop talent that’s going to replace me one day?”
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