And while we can argue all we want about the need for him to apologize about wanting to kick Brad’s ass (personally, I like a little fire on the track), I think most of us can agree that nobody should be dropping the r-word in the post race interview like that.
It can be hurtful to NASCAR fans, it’s not a good look for Kyle Busch, and it’s not a good look for the sport of NASCAR.
And Kyle has since apologized:
“In one of my post-race interviews I used a word I should never use and I want to apologize for it.”
In one of my post-race interviews I used a word I should never use and I want to apologize for it.
I think we can expect NASCAR to step in an issue some kind punishment as well, whether that’s a fine or a required sensitivity training. Truck Series driver Hailie Deegan was ordered to undergo sensitivity training for using the same word earlier this year. She issued an apology as well.
The NASCAR Cup Series Championship is set for this coming Sunday at Pheonix Raceway where Chase Elliott will look to defend his title against Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson and Martin Truex Jr.
Earlier tonight I used an insensitive word during an online race being broadcast on twitch. It was inappropriate slang and a stupid thing to do. I apologize to everyone who was offended by it. There's no excuse for it, and I know I have to do better for my sponsors and my fans.