I see we’ve reached the part of “Wow, Kurt Bush won, didn’t see that” NASCAR calendar.
Honestly, this year is also a little early! Kurt is not usually registered until July.
But, I guess that’s what happens when you Michael Jordan’s drive … in a car with iconic Jordan shoes, glued to the front.
“I didn’t want to call MJ later, why didn’t we win,” Bush said after the race. “When I moved from Roush to Penske, we won our sixth race together. When I moved to SHR, I think it’s again like our sixth race won in Martinsville.
“It took a while, but we’re here. We’re the winners. It’s the process. The Ganassi car, we won in mid-summer when I switched to them. Early in my career it was all about me, me, me, and now I realized that it’s a team, and every element is very important. ”
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. praises the “rare” qualities of Kurt Bush
Before we dive into Kansas, let’s take a second to look at what Kurt just said.
In fact, let’s let Dale Earnhardt Jr. try this, first, via Twitter.
“@KurtBusch takes bad teams and makes them better,” Junior wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “He takes teams that weren’t even there last year and makes them the best. It’s a rare quality that even some of NASA’s greats don’t have.”
Great statement, Dale. But this is probably true.
Bush won wherever he went: the 2004 championship with Jack Rush; 10 races with Penske from 2006-11; six more times with Stuart-Haas and then one race a year from 2019-2021 with Chip Ganassi.
Honestly, but … this one was the most impressive.
Not only did Bush put 23XI Racing on Victory Lane for the second time, it only took him 13 races, and he did it on the 1.5-mile track.
I don’t know if you paid attention or not, but, um, these are the tracks that separate contenders from contenders.
Michael Jordan is back at NASCAR Victory Lane
All right, Michael. Welcome to our weekly review! The microphone is all yours.
“Kurt had a great race today and I’m very happy for him, the 45-man crew and the whole 23XI Racing team,” Jordan said in a statement. “That win showed why Kurt is the champion and why we took him on board.”
Eh. Too much PC for my taste, MJ. We like to let him tear that piece apart. You will find out!
Chase Elliott gets stuck, angry, goes home
In fact, let’s ask Clyde to give you a first lesson …
“The biggest (obscene) joke of my life,” Chase Elliott told his team on the radio after his tire exploded, his car spun, and when the dust settled, he was in the grass.
However, the Chevy № 9 will not be alone for long. A few minutes later, a tow truck came to the rescue, which quickly pushed Chase onto the track, but also got stuck in the grass.
“It’s the stupidest thing,” Chase continued.
The most popular NASCAR driver also said a lot of … unflattering … things about the next-generation car while reflecting on the backyard grass and ended up 29th in his worst show of the year.
Why is it worth it … to lose three laps, because your car for some reason does not drive with a flat tire, gets stuck in the grass, and then remains detained, because the pest is also stuck, I think a little stupid.
But hey, NASCAR always serves Chase! He’s a golden boy! At least that’s what a lot of angry fans tell me every week.
Joey Lagana to William Byron: “I will continue”
While Chase was stuck in the grass, teammate William Byron was stuck looking down with Joey Lagan’s best friend.
“If he wants to keep going back and forth, I’ll keep waving,” Logan told Logan’s Pokrass when asked if he expected any revenge from Byron in the future.
“I don’t think it’s a good game for him in the long run … he can keep going. But I can promise you that I will keep going and get bigger every time.”
Don’t blink, Billy!
It seems like it’s not over yet, but may be delayed for weeks. I don’t think Byron will spend his revenge on the All-Star Race, but we have two tracks ahead of us.
Maybe he can ask Kevin Harwick for advice?