Kurt Busch on Derrike Cope: “I swear that guy’s reading a road map, as he’s driving.”
NASCAR drivers have to race the same field, every week. 3 hour races for 36 weeks in a year, drivers become aware of the various driving styles.
That’s the question on the table for all 16 of NASCAR’s 2017 championship contenders. Who’s a pain in the ass to pass? Who isn’t?
Which NASCAR driver is the least considerate on track?
“That is a great question. I like it,” Kurt Busch responds.
There’s a lot of silence. Nobody appears willing to answer the question in it’s current form.
“Maybe we could try to soften it? Because everybody’s soft in this day and age. Let’s just say who’s the most difficult to pass? Let’s just all raise our hands if you think it’s Newman?,” Kurt Busch sparks the participation.
At this point, the vast majority of the drivers raised their hands.
What do we get paid to do again?
“What do we get paid to do again? Not let people pass ya?,” Ryan Newman has a rebuttal.
Who’s the most considerate?
Again, crickets have been released on the stage.
“I was gunna say Mark Martin. I mean whether he’s here or not. He’s still Mark Martin,” Martin Truex Jr breaks the silence.
NASCAR drivers comment on Derrike Cope
“I’d say it’s whoever’s the slowest,” Denny Hamlin chimes in.
“Not Derrike Cope,” Kyle Larson offers a response that generates laughter from most drivers on the stage.
“I swear that guy’s reading a road map, as he’s driving,” Kurt Busch concurs. “Turn right 200 feet.”
“Sometimes in the middle of the straight-away,” Matt Kenseth breaks his silence.
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