Days after younger brother Kyle Busch made critical comments on the emphasis of NASCAR marketing its young stars at NASCAR Media Tour Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway — and the young stars subsequently firing back — the elder Kurt Busch backed up and summarized his sibling’s point of view during an appearance on “The Domenick Nati Show.”
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While Kurt Busch said he agreed “in certain aspects” of Kyle’s comments while disagreeing with other parts of his argument, Kurt Busch summed up what he thought the Joe Gibbs Racing driver was driving at — while also adding fuel to the preseason war of fiery words.
“What I think he is trying to say is that we are promoting these guys and they don’t have the race wins yet,” said the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. “I mean there is ‘zero’ in the win column for a guy like Chase Elliott, there’s zero for Bubba Wallace, Erik Jones, all those guys, you know.
“You know (Kyle) Larson’s out there; he’s young; he’s winning. They need to push him. I see him as a future champion, but I think what Kyle is saying is these guys have been given a free pass, so to speak, to become a superstar and we haven’t seen the success on track translate to what’s being shown to the world, so to speak.”