Kyle Busch Apologizes For Calling Brad Keselowski The R-Word After Martinsville Race

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Knew that was coming soon.

After yesterday’s chaotic short-track race at Martinsville, Kyle Busch went OFF on Brad Keselowski who ran through he back of him after the final turn of the race.

Both drivers were fighting for the final playoff spot, but with Martin Truex Jr. right behind them in 4th place, neither one of them were going to secure a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series Championship.

So why was Brad racing Kyle so hard across the finish line when the final position wouldn’t even have mattered? Well, that’s a good question…  and one that Kyle Busch wanted to know as well.

In a fired up post race interview, Kyle called the move from Brad “frickin’ retarded” and said that he should “beat the shit out of him right now.”

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.”

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.

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