By admin | June 9, 2008
By Jayson D. Henry
Last week I wrote a blog in which I said I had my doubts about the weekend Kyle Busch was about to put in. The idea of running in three races in three places sounded a bit like over doing it to me.
My biggest worry was that the race that meant the most would be the one in which he would be most likely to make a mistake due to all that travel. Well, there’s no way to know whether jet lag really had anything to do with it or not but Kyle did not have the day he was hoping for in Pocono. After slamming the wall early in the race he wound up 43rd, last place, on the day.
His weekend started off well enough. He took a 2nd place finish in the truck race in Texas, but then, it went downhill from there. His run in Nashville only got him a 20th place in the Nationwide race and he finished off the weekend in 43rd at Pocono.
As I said before, there’s no way to really know if all the travel and all the racing had any effect on his pulling up in front of Jamie McMurray going down the long front straightaway at Pocono or not, but it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that it opened up the door for people to say it was the cause of his wreck. And after all, that was not a mistake you would expect a driver of his caliber to make.
I’m not Joe Gibbs and I certainly would not pretend to offer advice to a man who has been such a success in life but if I were him I’d encourage my driver not to do such a thing again.
The reason I titled this blog ‘I hate to say I told you so, Kyle Busch’ is because I really do hate to say I told you so. Over the past few weeks I’ve kinda become a bit of a Kyle Busch fan. I like his style. NASCAR needs a no fear, hard charging type guy like him.
I just wish he’d only be a hard charger once or maybe twice a week.
Jayson D. Henry is a guest blogger for RacingWithRich.com.
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