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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

‘Old Kurt Busch’ is back; Bible comment about Bayne was uncalled for

After his win Friday in the Nationwide series, Kurt Busch was very humble and said all the credit for the win goes to James Finch and that team. Many media folks wrote stories about how a ‘new Kurt Busch’ was starting to emerge after years of being not so likeable.

Then, of course, he had to go and ruin that ‘nice’ momentum on Saturday, saying this out-of-line comment about Trevor Bayne after a wreck which may or may not have been Bayne’s fault.

Busch said: "He needs to check his emotions at the door. He needs to read his Bible and decide if he wants to be a racer."

I’m far from devout in any religion, but this kind of comment is completely uncalled for.

First off, it’s Daytona. Wrecks happen and people get collected. It’s rarely one driver’s fault, so there was no need to single out Bayne.

Second, why attack the guy’s faith? Everyone knows Trevor is openly very religious, but to insult someone in that way just shows that no matter how much Busch changes, he’ll always have some of this nonsense ready to come out of his mouth.

It’s kind of funny, we used to talk about Old Kyle Busch vs. New Kyle Busch. … Kurt’s antics lately certainly have put an end to that.

Now the older brother, who is supposed to be more mature, is getting all the headlines – for the wrong reasons.

Baby time

The newest members of the NASCAR baby club are the Grubbs (aka Darian Grubb and his wife Yolanda).
The crew chief of the #11 Denny Hamlin car welcomed their daughter Gabriella into the world this week. It is their second child.

The big baby news this week, however, was the Harvicks. After a much publicized pregnancy with “baby Otis”, DeLana gave birth to son Keelan Paul Harvick on Sunday. The little guy weighed in at 6.8 lbs. and 19.5 inches.

"Waiting on Keelan was the longest nine months of my entire life," Kevin Harvick said. "But time literally stood still when I held our baby for the first time. I've accomplished a lot in my life that I'm proud of, but those moments don't hold a candle to becoming a father and seeing that little face looking up at you. DeLana and I are just amazed by how special and rewarding this is."

Well said, Kevin. Truer words were never spoken. My daughter was born one year ago today, and I still feel the same way.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I like that Kurt says unexpected and sometimes rude things. Everyone is too nice and proper nowadays. Let's be honest... people can be jerks. They can get upset and say unpleasant things. This type of emotion is human nature.

July 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM 
Blogger Matt Myftiu said...

I also like unexpected comments, and even some rude comments (Dale Earnhardt was good at those ... calling people candyasses and such). Stewart's good at it too.

By no means do I want every driver talking all nice and robot-like.

I just don't think the Bible comment was necessary.

July 10, 2012 at 10:07 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well to each their own! I quite honestly didn't blink an eye..the comment went right over my head. Tell you what..maybe the press should write scripts so those drivers who get interviewed will know exactly what they should say so when the reporsets start slinging their will be their own faults! I wish I could keep my temper, wits, wise cracking, and emotions to myself in stressful situations as as most of the writers must..I alas am human and don't have that luxury. The best I can do is work at it..but like many of the drivers I find myself taking a step forward and two steps back. (and I don't drive a car at 180 mph in packs of 43 wrecking!). be perfect and judgmental! I should have been a NASCAR reporter!

July 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM 
Anonymous Brian 97 said...

This world has turned into one great big pansyass society. Get over your self righteousness!

July 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's just all accept the fact that Kurt Busch is an angry, bitter a-hole and he will never change. Then we can stop talking about him. Stop thinking he's going to change.

July 10, 2012 at 12:28 PM 
Anonymous Brian 97 said...

Like I said, too many self righteous people in this world. People act like they are so perfect all the time. A sport born of bootleggers and gruff men should all be as soft as Charmin now and be little vanilla robots like the Hendricks boys! Keep throwing rocks at glass houses!

July 10, 2012 at 3:39 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they press would stop running up to him after every little incident, they wouldn't get bashed. It's like they strive to piss him off. At Daytona, yea he may have been a little impatient but when he was ready to go. He went. Lol. And caused a few cars to wreck along with him unfortunately !! He's a good driver but jus gets bashed by media to much! Maybe they should worry bout AJ failing his drug test and stuff a mic n his face and see his reaction

July 10, 2012 at 4:12 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, you are laughably naive. Anyone who believes there was anything other than "the old Kurt Busch" is a fool. And if you think there's a limit to trash talking in any sport you must be an incredibly young white boy who went to Bible camp instead of Spring Break. Are you a virgin too? (And this comes from a married 51 year old woman in a nice gated upper class community who has a white hot burning hatred for the Busch brothers.) Seriously, you're offended by that Bible comment? Really? LOL

July 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM 
Blogger Andy D said...

Kurt reacted the way you expected him to react. no story there. The comment was mild and undeserving of of attention.

Bayne's God got angry once in a while. Do you expect that Kurt Busch is superior?

July 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, if it had been Jeff Gordon or anyone else this wouldn't have been an issue. Why don't you just come out and say you hate Kurt and will do what you can when you can to destroy him. Leave the man alone. If Trevor took him out because of anger, then yea, maybe he should check his bible and learn to control his emotions.

July 11, 2012 at 3:51 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Kurt farted, the media would write an article about how he didn't wipe his butt.

Look, Bayne is a nice guy. I like him. JJ is a nice guy. I like him too.

But I don't want 43 Baynes and Johnsons out there running.

July 11, 2012 at 4:20 AM 
Blogger Matt Myftiu said...

Re: "Why don't you just come out and say you hate Kurt and will do what you can when you can to destroy him. Leave the man alone. If Trevor took him out because of anger, then yea, maybe he should check his bible and learn to control his emotions."


The thing is, I don't hate Kurt, and don't want to destroy him. When he does well, I congratulate him, and I've always said he's a talented driver. But when he does something stupid, I'm going to call him on it, just like I would any other driver. And with his history, of course he's going to be under more scrutiny. It's a reality of life.

July 11, 2012 at 9:06 AM 

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