Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski have a longstanding rivalry, and quite frankly the two former champions have never really like each other.
Busch and Keselowski will compete for the championship at Homestead along with Martin Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick, and Busch was asked about their rivalry during Championship 4 Media Day.
“Sometimes you just don’t like a guy,” Busch said. “Fact of the matter. I never ran into Matt Kenseth and I don’t think Matt Kenseth ever ran into me. There is a respect factor out there on the racetrack and you can certainly do a better job sometimes when you’re around some of those guys that you may or may not necessarily like.
“As once a wise man told me — I think it was Chase Elliott — ‘I race those how they race me.'”
Keselowski’s response was a bit nicer than Busch’s…
“I do think that both of us are fortunate to have great cars, great teams and when you run up at the front a lot things are going to happen,” Keselowski said. “I feel like where we’re at in the sport right now, we’re both going to be here for a long time to come.
“If you looked across the field, every one has had some run-ins with each other. Probably all four of us have probably run into each other through the course of our careers. That’s part of the fun of the sport as well.”
The two drivers have a chance to add to their rivalry on Sunday, so perhaps we’ll see more fireworks between the two. Otherwise, Denny Hamlin vs. Chase Elliott might surpass them as the most heated rivalry in the sport next season.