Dale Earnhardt Jr spoke with Kyle Busch after burnout celebration

After burnout comments from Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kyle Busch purposely didn’t blow out the tires

Last week, Dale Earnhardt Jr made comments about post-race burnouts. He can’t understand why the winner gets to roll through post-race inspection with the car torn to hell. As he says, “You can’t even tech it.”

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After, Dale Earnhardt Jr made those statements, it changed the game. For 3 straight months, the winner rolled to inspection with a torn racecar. On Sunday, Kyle Busch didn’t blow out the tire. Likely, a direct response to Dale Earnhardt Jr’s statement.

This week, he’s clarifying Dale Earnhardt Jr is clarifying his burnout statement.

Dale Earnhardt Jr- "NASCAR has an integrity issue" with burnouts
LOUDON, NH – SEPTEMBER 24: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 24, 2017 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Dale Jr on Burnouts

“The thing that I need to remind people is, we have a media availability every week. I go in there and I get asked whatever the hot topic is. I am very passionate about it,” Dale Earnhardt Jr refers to comments about victory burnouts via his Dale Jr Download.

“At no time do I feel like I’m actually making accusations that people are cheating. I just feel like there’s a small integrity issue in the post-race process.”

The winner rolls by everyone on pit road with the rear tires blowed out

-Dale Earnhardt Jr

“The winner rolls by everyone on pit road with the rear tires blowed out and the rear panels bent up and more than likely the wheel tubs taken out of the car. Damaged. It cannot at that point be held accountable or to the same standard because of that.”

“I’m not saying, everybody that does a burnout and blows the tires is cheating. But, I think that NASCAR has an integrity issue in the process that they could take a look at. I’ve felt this way for years.”

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“We saw after the race, Kyle Busch did a burnout and celebrated without blowing the tires out. I actually texted him last night. I said, ‘I heard that you didn’t blow the tires out. Is that true?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I didn’t do it.’ ”

“He proved, right there. That you can celebrate, give the fans a show. Show your enthusiasm and excitement and still be held to the same standard in the integrity of the inspection process as everyone else.”

Author: Shane Walters


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