Published on July 7th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith4
Dear All Sprint Cup Teams That Are Not Joe Gibbs Racing,
This is an open letter calling on all of you to get better so that us fans don’t have to keep watching Kyle Busch’s arrogant bow as he spanks the rest of you on the track week in and week out.
I’m tired of seeing that No. 18 car in victory lane, no matter how many different paint schemes it has. I’m tired of watching the 18 lead the final 100 laps of a race. I’m also tired of seeing him pull out the victory with a last lap pass. Honestly, I don’t care how he wins, I’m just tired of seeing him win!
I’m afraid that if NASCAR starts Busch one lap down and at the back of the pack, he would still find a way to win. This is the kind of season Busch is having. He’s been incredibly lucky this season. But, don’t let that fool you. He’s got an incredible amount of talent and one hell of a team.
He’s driving with something to prove. You don’t think he’s got a chip on his shoulder for being released from Hendrick Motorsports, which then had a struggling Casey Mears? You don’t think he remembers how his then teammates treated him in those final months?
You don’t think he remembers how the media described him or how he was protrayed when he left the track and Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished out the race in the No. 5?
So, all of you other teams get on the track to test. Get on your seven post shaker rigs. Get in the wind tunnel. Look for any advantage you can to level the playing field with Busch.
Don’t assume that just because Busch has some early trouble that’s he’s out. (See Daytona) Don’t forget about that 18 car when it qualifies in the lower half of the field. He’ll still be a factor every week. So, treat him like one.
Busch is quickly becomming the New England Patriots of NASCAR, and I, for one, am tired of seeing his domination.
Stop complaining about extra horse power or illegal moves. (See Talladega) Instead, focus on making your own teams better.
Please, please give us fans what we want to see: racing. Because I, for one, am tired of watching the Kyle Busch parade every week.
The Lead Lap