All week long Nascar fans, media and other drivers have debated back and forth on whether or not Kurt Busch’s latest meltdown was the last straw for the former Nascar champion.
But I think its time we all get honest with ourselves and put this topic to bed, once and for all.
Honesty will tell us that Nascar needs Kurt Busch.
Say what you want about the foul mouthed, unpredictable, cocky, arrogant Busch, but the truth of the matter is that millions of people tune in every single week to see what the #51 driver for Finch Racing will do next.
It’s not because he is the most popular driver out there, cause that title goes to Dale Earnhardt Jr.
It’s also not because he is the best driver out there, due mostly to his circumstances (driving for a underfunded operation) Busch most likely will not win a race this season, and it’s not because of a lack of talent because Kurt, much like younger brother Kyle is still considered one of the top 10 drivers in Nascar today.
It is because without Kurt Busch what does Nascar have this season.
Let’s lay this scenario out.
To this point, just past the quarter mark of the season, it has been a very quiet, very boring, very (did I say boring already) season.
Due to the changes in the cars this season and the emphasis on points being more important than ever we have seen more green flag racing and less controversy for the first time in a long time.
If you leave out Daytona and Talladega, last week was the most exciting race of the season when a 13-car pileup took place nine-laps into the race.
Last season was filled with drama, everything from Kyle Busch vs Kevin Harvick, along with many other weekly story lines that made for one of the most exciting season’s in Nascar history.
This season it just isn’t there.
What Busch said last weekend to Speed writer Bob Pockrass was the same thing that almost every other Nascar driver has wanted to say at some point in their career, they just didn’t have the marbles to say it.
Was Busch wrong for saying it? Yes he was.
But mark my word, for at least one week Nascar was back in the national spotlight again and although Busch was fined $50,000 and suspended for Pocono, do not think for one minute Nascar plans on moving forward without Kurt Busch.
James Finch created more contreversy earlier in the week when he said he didn’t know if Busch would return at all to Phoenix Racing, another fib.
Finch know’s how much Busch’s return will be anticipated at Michigan on June 17, at the Quicken Loans 400.
As fans and members of the media, we become obsessed with our passion and our curiosity, Im bettin everyone’s curiosity will tune in on Fathers Day to see what Kurt Busch does next.