Since when did we start telling racers not to race?
This is the politically correct society creeping into our NASCAR circuits. Fans cringe at the name Kyle Busch. More than anything, they hate to see him win. This weekend, Kyle Busch melted all the snowflakes in the grandstands.
Naturally, they are now in an uproar after the Bristol Motor Speedway weekend. Kyle Busch swept the weekend. Winning the NCWTS, NXS and MENCS races. 3 for 3 and the angry rabid Kyle Busch haters have been pecking away at their keyboard ever since.
He’s a racer. He wants to race. But the overly sensitive snowflakes are here to tell him that he can’t do that, or shouldn’t be allowed to. When he does win, they bully him for beating up on the ‘kids’. These are kids, but they are by no means lacking of talent.
Kyle Busch Rule
NASCAR has listened to the snowflakes. At the start of this year, they limited the number of races the Cup drivers can run the Xfinity Series as well as the truck series. Those limits are being reduced, further in 2018.
My question is why? The “Kyle Busch rule” is nonsense and the definition of political correctness. It’s NASCAR telling Kyle Busch, ‘You win too much, we’re going to stop it.’
Many will say, ‘It’s not Kyle Busch. It’s the equipment that he shows up the the racetrack with.’ That’s racing. If that’s really the problem, then that’s the problem that should be addressed. Not Kyle Busch himself, but the delta between bad and good cars. A spending cap would likely solve that issue, in all series.
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I’m no fan of Kyle Busch. But, I’m not a sensitive snowflake that tells a racer he’s not allowed to race based solely on the fact that I don’t like him. Kyle Busch is a target for these truck and Xfinity drivers. He sets the bar for them, gives them a goal. And when these lower series NASCAR drivers beat up on a cup driver, fans take notice. It makes the win more important. The stakes are greater with Kyle Busch in the field. If you beat him, your skillset is proven and you’ll likely move up the ladder.
Kyle Busch Bounty
Kyle Busch generally stinks up the show. There’s no question. Don’t tell a racer he can’t race because he’s too good. Instead, make it exciting. Handle it the way the short track do, all across the county. Put a bounty on beating Kyle Busch. Give the fans another reason to watch.
NASCAR Cup Series drivers racing against the Xfinity Series regulars has always been a hot topic, it’s nothing new. As far back as 15 years ago, Ken Schrader made a simple statement. It always stuck with me. He stated, “It’s an entry fee.” Implying that anyone that finds a ride and has the right NASCAR license can come race.
With the new rules. That’s no longer the case. But it should be. The NASCAR Xfinity Series isn’t the minor-leagues. It’s a division of it’s own. Just the same way that we don’t call dirt sprint car racing ‘minor-leagues’.
The truck series is already struggling as it is. They can barely get 30 trucks to fill the grid. Now, Brad Keselowski is pulling out two more trucks. If NASCAR continues to limit Kyle Busch, he’ll pull his trucks too. 25 trucks left. That wouldn’t be good.
This is the wrong path. Nobody is mad at Kyle Larson when he decides to run a sprint car. In fact, he’s praised for it. But why isn’t Kyle Busch? Isn’t that the same thing?