Multiple driver to crew communications were interrupted by an obnoxious NASCAR fan
Kyle Busch dominated in the Coca-Cola 600. It was a flawless race, from start to finish.
Though, there was a very odd radio interference for the race leader. At the same time, it wasn’t just Kyle Busch, multiple drivers commented on similar radio issues.
Odd beeps and unknown human/[s] jumped on multiple radio frequencies. As Kyle Busch led at Charlotte Motor Speedway an unknown man came on the radio to ask, “Hey Kyle! How are your tires doing?”
The same beep and voice appeared on the Alex Bowman and Jamie McMurray channels. As Alex Bowman heard that beep hey said, “Whatever that is, you need to get rid of it.”
The unknown man responded, “Hey driver, shut the f*** up.”
In the final stage of the race, Kyle Busch went 5 laps without radio communication. There was a backup radio in the car. It just took him that long to figure out how to get it turned on.
After completing the ass-whooping and winning all 4 stages Kyle Busch commented on this interference oddity from the media center:
“We experienced some interference,” Kyle Busch stated. “It was like a phone call.”
“Somebody would key up the radio and it would dial a number and then it would go away. I don’t know what that was all about.”
“We had it for 1-2 laps in the 3rd stage. Then, we had it for about 8 laps in the final stage.”
“Finally, I just had to shut that radio off and figure out where my backup was and get it turned on. That was the first time I’ve probably ever turned on my backup radio.”
“I was searching for it, trying to find it. It’s not so bright inside our cockpit. It’s kinda hard to see with everything being black.”
“But, got it handled and was able to soldier on for the rest of the day,” Kyle Busch concluded.
After the win, Kyle Busch became the only driver to win at every active track in the history of the sport. His tires were fine.
Listen to the NASCAR frequency hijackings below.
NASCAR Radio Interference
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Related: Coca-Cola 600 Results: May 27, 2018