Ok...for those of you that may not know...I'm a big NASCAR fan...my favorite driver happens to be #88...we are with you through thick and thin Jr! Anyways...as a little bit of an introduction...I also happen to like the #18 Busch...not the #2 (actually nothing against older brother...but eh...not my thing!)...moving on...I think Kyle Busch is good for NASCAR...we gotta have a "bad guy"...the guy that doesn't care what anyone else thinks and just goes out and drives and be-danged with anoyone else out there...ALL GOOD WITH THAT! He's a talented driver...and a bit of a bad-ass...and public enemy #1...all good...who doesn't need someone to "hate"....well...all of that being said...Mr. B...crew chief for the #55...you bit off the big one today...it's ok if you want to compare win totals...I have no problem with that...BUT...if you want to universally declare that one driver is better than another based on the number of wins...well...BITE ME....how about you throw the driver you are the crew chief for into the mix...where does he rank????
Now...let's take some things into consideration...if you want to publically state that one driver is better than another...what does Kyle Busch have to live up to??? Yes his big brother one a championship...ok...and???? Let's take a driver that grew up in the shadow of a legend, who bumped his dad a little on the track and got blasted for it by his father...who was always treated on the track as either not the son (as dad did while racing...but once the race was over...watch out...) OR as a driver who got a chance because of who his father was; whose father died IN the sport they both love...who has had to battle not only the ghost of the past but his ridiculous former stepmother...find a new ride...deal with family issues and wanting to stay within the family and having to leave it because of how close cousins can be! AND...carry the expectations of a fan base that fondly refers to themselves as "Jr. Nation"...not to mention the weight of the media who expect "the most popular driver in NASCAR" to deliver each and every week...and if he has a bad year...or two...then he's NOTHING...not talented, not good, and everyone else has to be better...WOW...carry those burdens and THEN dare call someone better!
YES...NASCAR needs the guy in the black hat...YES we need a bad guy we can all publicly hate but privately say...damn...the kid has balls....BUT...we don't need him as an excuse to sacrifice other drivers.
How many championships has Jr won? How many championships has Mark Martin won? And HOW OLD ARE THEY?
Let's talk real numbers, let's talk reality...but let's not take one driver and pit them against another and NOT include the REALITY of what each driver faces...KB has a freedom that maybe some drivers don't have...because honestly...how much do we expect from him OTHER than to be a bad-ass?
I want to see KB do well..cuz dang it...he's a lot of fun to watch! I like the guy...what I don't like is what he did when he smashed the guitar...there are some people out there that put a lot of work and effort into something that may seem so small...and to have their work and effort slammed to the ground and smashed as if it was nothing...as if only to make a statement as "look what I CAN DO"...how about you show us some restraint and RESPECT to the people that put together the show each week? leave the attitude on the track...give some smart alecky interviews...but don't take a symbol of hard work and smash it to the ground as if it were nothing.
NOW...and last thing...but...MW...you are a pretty cool guy...DR...hope you win some more (with another team)...and MA...you are so CUTE...but I can no longer support a team that has a CREW CHIEF go out and slam another driver in comparison to one...yet fails to leave out his own record...so BARKER...make a choice...be a commentator or a crew chief...you can't be both! MWR...sorry...you have lost my support...