It shouldn’t come as any surprise, but the Busch brothers are in agreement with each other on a controversial stance.
Kyle Busch said he thinks NASCAR’s focus on promoting younger drivers is “stupid,” and his older brother, Kurt, thinks he is right about the subject.
Kurt Busch said on the “Domenick Nati Show” that some drivers are getting a free pass to stardom.
“What I think he is trying to say is that we are promoting these guys and they don’t have the race wins yet. I mean there is ‘zero’ in the win column for a guy like Chase Elliott, there’s zero for Bubba Wallace, Erik Jones, all those guys, you know,” Busch said via Motorsport.
Busch said they should promote Kyle Larson above all the younger drivers because he’s actually winning.
“You know (Kyle) Larson’s out there; he’s young; he’s winning,” Busch said. “They need to push him. I see him as a future champion. I think what Kyle (Busch) is saying is these guys have been given a free pass, so to speak, to become a superstar and we haven’t seen the success on track translate to what’s being shown to the world, so to speak.”
Busch then took another shot at Chase Elliott. He was asked who he thought was the most overrated driver in the Cup Series, and he called out Elliott.
“That’s a touchy subject,” Kurt said. “I think that is what my little brother Kyle was referring to. It’s cute — there are different ‘chosen ones or guys that take over iconic rides. But right now Bill Elliott’s son, who is going to be a big-time player in our sport and has yet to win, is Chase Elliott.”
He did say Elliott was doing a “good job,” but he said he was a little overrated because he doesn’t have a win yet.
NASCAR has promoted younger drivers more, but often times those younger drivers are more willing to do promotional activities for the sport.
The Busch brothers might be on an island for this argument because pretty much every other driver has disagreed with them. Kyle and Kurt enjoy being contrarians, and they’ll probably double down on their stance throughout the year.