For the record, I'm a Kyle Busch fan, and not just because he trashed the Car of Tomorrow after winning its debut race at Bristol Motor Speedway last year. The guy drives the wheels off every NASCAR vehicle he climbs into, and he's not afraid to tell you what he thinks.
Case in point, his second-place finish to Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Tony Stewart in the Nationwide Series season-opening Camping World 300 on Saturday. There was a lot of moving around and jockeying for position in the draft during the final six laps. When it was over and Stewart had led a 1-2 sweep for JGR and the Toyota Camry, Martin Truex Jr. apparently complained that Busch intentionally had been blocking for his teammate.
Busch's response was classic and sarcastic: "What else you going to do, man? Shoot, he's pushing me through the trioval, wanting to spin me out. I'm sorry I saved it and kept it in front of him. Grow up, bud. What do you want me to do, pull over? Next question."
I'd call that a perfect example of the spontaniety NASCAR wants its drivers to exhibit this year.
-- John Sturbin