by Steve Wronkowicz
I am co-host of the syndicated radio show: ON PIT ROW. Over ten years on the air and three on the net; see what can happen when I don't let the facts get in the way of my opinions.August 25, 2008 6:58 am UTC 1 Comment
Busch dominated this race. Leading 415 of the 500 laps, the Toyota driver was not thrilled by the bump that allowed Edwards to slid past the out of shape M&M’s ride. Kyle let it be known that he wasn’t happy with the way he was treated by the race winner:
”If that’s the way he wants to race, we’ll race him in the Chase that way.”
Of course Edwards wouldn’t back down. During his post race news conference Edwards had this to say in rebuttal to Busch’s statement:
“Okay. Here’s the deal. That doesn’t mean anything. He’s raced me that way and that’s the reason it went down like that. That’s it.”
Whether anyone was done wrong here is the biggest question. The replays of the incident that has everyone talking wouldn’t even have ruffled the feathers of most drivers pre-2000. “The Move” was barely a tap and with the design of the new car, Busch wasn’t in imminent danger of losing his hold on the car.
The press and the fans may make more out of this than the drivers. ESPN pre-race showed clips of many famous Bristol confrontations. Bristol has had its share of driver moments and that is what fans have come to expect from the half-miler.
But, in rank of the famous Bristol moments this one between the Roush-Fenway and Joe Gibbs Racing drivers is minute in comparison.
And that leads to this week’s BUZZ ON PIT ROW:
Was Carl Edward’s bump and run really as big of a deal as Kyle Busch has made it out to be?
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