“Nepotism” Debate Reignites As Kyle Busch’s Unseen Photo From Bristol Infuriates NASCAR Fans

Pictures can say what words can never say. This is as true for life as it is for movies and media. So it’s no surprise that NASCAR fans were outraged when a rather fitting photo of Kyle Busch from his short-cut race at Bristol surfaced.

Joe Gibbs Racing suffered its second engine failure in three weeks, forcing it out of the race as well as the playoffs this season.


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So when a Rowdy fan posted a photo of Busch walking away from his #18 M&M’s Toyota Camry, it hit all the right marks for the driver’s fans as they criticized old Joe Gibbs for not treating to the driver that brought him so much success and money right.

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Toyota expressed regret over Kyle Busch’s playoff exit

Speaking about Busch’s exit from championship contention, Toyota’s David Wilson spoke to the media and expressed his thoughts on the situation. The Toyota boss opened up on the many engine failures they’ve had this season with Kyle Busch, something surprising considering they had 0 failures last season.

“Two engine failures in three weeks is unheard of,” he said. “This is unacceptable.”

Wilson described that they found “an instability” in their valve train, which, according to them, was triggered by NASCAR’s mandated rev limiter. However, he assured that “no question” that NASCAR and the teams are looking into the issue and will definitely fix it in the future.


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May 28, 2022; Concord, North Carolina, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) walks with his car during Nascar Cup qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

As for the outcome of the season for them, the Toyota boss insisted that whatever happens, the Kyle Busch exit will still haunt them, no matter what.

“Even if we’re lucky enough to possibly win a championship with Christopher or Denny later this year, I’ll still be haunted by what happened, not just at Bristol, but at Darlington as well,” he said.


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“We cost Kyle Busch a shot at his third championship,”

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