Kyle Busch All but Locks Nationwide Title, But Leaves Track Angry

By Toby Christie (Originally appeared on

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.

Author: Toby Christie

Toby is the Editor of and Social Media Director of all things @TheFinalLap. He is the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly radio show and podcast, and he is the writer and co-host of the Racing Legends podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.