Kyle Busch to fans: "I don't know what you all are whining about"

Kyle Busch took the win at Chicagoland Speedway after sparks flew on the final lap between he and Kyle Larson.

Kyle Busch to fans: "I don't know what you all are whining about"
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue celebrates
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue celebrates
Kyle Larson, Chip Ganassi Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Credit One Bank spins after contact with Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue celebrates
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue celebrates
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota Camry Skittles Red White & Blue

After contact between the two drivers out of Turn 2, Busch put the bumper to Larson in the final corner, sending Larson spinning as the No. 18 bounced off the outside wall. 

But when the smoke cleared, it was Busch claiming the checkered flag for his fifth win of the season and 48th of his Cup career.

"I got really boxed in behind lapped cars and got really slow and was just trying to get all I could there the last couple laps," Busch told NBCSN.

"Larson tried to pull a slider and didn't quite complete it, slid up into me, used me and I kind of used him as a little bit of a brake getting into three and I was able to come back for the victory."

He later added, "When you start banging doors on one another, that's what it turns the race into and it's fair game after that so if he had raced fair game off of two and not banged doors, then we would have been just fine in turn three but it's the way it goes sometimes."

Busch then turned his attention to the grandstands, which was a mix of both cheers and boos after that thrilling, but controversial last lap.

"If it wasn't for lapped traffic, it wouldn't even have been a race, so I don't know what you all are whining about. But if you don't like that kind of racing, don't even watch."

The grandstands erupted upon hearing Busch's reply. 

"Pretty cool going to Victory Lane," he said at the conclusion of the interview before blowing the fans a kiss and driving his battered race car to Victory Lane.

 
shares
comments
Kyle Busch and Larson collide in spectacular finish at Chicagoland

Previous article

Kyle Busch and Larson collide in spectacular finish at Chicagoland

Next article

Dale Jr: First NBC Cup commentary with wild finish “felt so good”

Dale Jr: First NBC Cup commentary with wild finish “felt so good”
Load comments
From the archive: Dale Earnhardt’s final Autosport interview Prime

From the archive: Dale Earnhardt’s final Autosport interview

The death of Dale Earnhardt in the 2001 Daytona 500 shocked NASCAR to the core. At the Daytona 24 Hours, two weeks before his fatal accident, ‘The Intimidator’ shared his expectations of challenging for an eighth Cup title with JONATHAN INGRAM, in an article first published in the 15 February 2001 issue of Autosport magazine. Little did we know then what tragedy would unfold…

NASCAR Cup
Feb 18, 2021
The lasting NASCAR legacy after Dale Earnhardt’s death Prime

The lasting NASCAR legacy after Dale Earnhardt’s death

On February 18, 2001, seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Dale Earnhardt – the fearless ‘Intimidator’ – was in his element at Daytona International Speedway. While his own DEI team’s cars ran 1-2 towards the finish line, his famed #3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo was playing rear gunner to block any late runs from the chasing pack. As the cars tore through Turns 3 and 4 on that fateful final lap, Earnhardt maintained the strongarm tactics that encapsulated his persona… but his actions in those moments sadly proved to be his last.

NASCAR Cup
Feb 18, 2021
Inspired by Pitbull, the “revolution” sweeping through NASCAR Prime

Inspired by Pitbull, the “revolution” sweeping through NASCAR

The NASCAR Cup Series is changing. Whether it be the gradual morphing out the seasoned drivers of yesterday as the next generation step up, a radical calendar shake-up featuring more road courses than ever before and the prospect of an all-new car on the horizon, stock car racing’s highest level is nearing the end of a huge facelift.

NASCAR Cup
Feb 16, 2021
The NASCAR storylines to watch out for in 2021 Prime

The NASCAR storylines to watch out for in 2021

This weekend's Daytona 500 kickstarts a NASCAR Cup season that promises plenty of intrigue courtesy of new owners and a refreshed calendar. Here's what you need to know ahead of the new season…

NASCAR Cup
Feb 13, 2021
Why Kyle Larson can't blow his big shot at redemption Prime

Why Kyle Larson can't blow his big shot at redemption

From a disgraced NASCAR exile, Kyle Larson has been given a chance of redemption by the powerhouse Hendrick Motorsports squad. Effectively replacing seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson is no easy billing, but Larson has every intention of repaying the team's faith...

NASCAR Cup
Feb 11, 2021
Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon Prime

Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon

In this exclusive one-on-one interview, Roger Penske reveals the inner drive that has made him not only a hugely successful team owner and businessman but also the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. He spoke to David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Dec 28, 2020
Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started Prime

Why NASCAR's latest second-generation champion is just getting started

Chase Elliott's late charge to the 2020 NASCAR Cup title defied predictions that it would be a Kevin Harvick versus Denny Hamlin showdown. While the two veterans are showing no signs of slowing down, Elliott's triumph was a window into NASCAR's future…

NASCAR Cup
Nov 18, 2020
Why Kyle Larson deserves his second chance in a cancel culture Prime

Why Kyle Larson deserves his second chance in a cancel culture

“You can’t hear me? Hey n*****” Those fateful words uttered by Kyle Larson, spoken into his esports headset on April 12, were directed at his sim racing spotter – but instead they quickly became amplified around the world via social media, including his own Twitch stream.

NASCAR Cup
Oct 29, 2020