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Published on July 16th, 2008 | by Michael J Smith


Busch = Legend? Ridiculous!

Why is everyone in the media so quick to compare Kyle Busch to the likes of Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, David Pearson, Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, etc.?

Sure Busch is on one heck of a tear this season, visiting Victory Lane seven times in the Sprint Cup. He’s got 14 wins in all three major series and is on pace to win around 12 races in the Sprint Cup series alone, this season.

But, come on. To put his name in with the likes of past champions and legends is ridiculous. I’ll say it again, it’s ridiculous!

Don’t get me wrong, Busch has phenominal talent. He’s capable of winning a championship this season, and in some ways, it’s his championship to lose at this point. But, that doesn’t make the kid a legend.

How can you compare a guy in his third year to a seven-time champion? You can’t. Well, you can, but it would be absolutely ridiculous.

You know what makes legends? Being a consistent top performer, not one hot season. Now, no one knows what next season will bring, but let’s give Busch time to prove he’s a legend before we start calling him one.

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Michael J. Smith is a NASCAR enthusiast and blogger. In addition to founding this website, Michael is a journalist with over a decade of experience writing for prestigious media organizations.

One Response to Busch = Legend? Ridiculous!

  1. Forrest Gump says:

    Congratulations to Kyle on his win. He is having fantastic year. I would have to agree Legend, No. Great driver yes.
    “Thats all I have To Say About That”

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