By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on RubbingsRacing.com)
Kyle Busch finished ninth in the next to last Nationwide Series event of the season, as a result he has all but clinched the championship. As long as Busch is able to start his car next weekend he will take home the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship… So why did Kyle blow off the media in his latest hissy fit by leaving the track immediately following the race?
It is honestly unknown… I understand he was sitting higher in the field late until his car faded which relegated him to a ninth place finish, but the fact of the matter is all of the hard work he and his team put in the season has payed off and he will (Barring any unforeseen Incident) take home the championship. This should have been a huge moment in the career for the 24 year old driver from Las Vegas (who has never won a championship in any NASCAR Series), but Kyle missed a huge opportunity to cash in some respect with fans, and most importantly he failed to get his sponsors names in after a solid ninth place finish.
Carl Edwards was gracious in victory lane, all but conceding that the championship is Kyle’s saying “If the 18 team wins this championship, and it looks like they will, they deserve it”.
Sometimes you have to learn to bite the bullet and grin and bare it… but Kyle just can’t seem to learn this, and if he doesn’t soon Joe Gibbs may make a bigger change than just a crew chief next season in the cup series.