Kyle Busch is not happy with second place. Despite having a strong season, he came up short to Martin Truex Jr. one last time at Homestead to lose the NASCAR championship. According to The Drive, he’s not quite over it yet.
“It’s tough. It’s hard, you know,” Busch said. “You look at going to Homestead-Miami and being a part of the final four and only wanting to win and that’s the only thing that you care about and everything else is just a failure, you know, so, it’s disheartening, it’s disappointing, I mean, all the analogies you can make up for that. But in all retrospect, we gotta go focus on what’s ahead in 2018 and try to make sure that we’re better than what we were this year to not let that same failure happen again.”
Tough, hard, failure, disheartening and disappointing all in just three sentences. That’s how bad Busch feels about coming up short after being so close. He is trying to move on and focus on next year, but it is clear how much it stung to miss out on a second championship.