Kyle Busch has been having a hell of a 2019. With two NASCAR Cup Series wins under his belt, one of which helped him to reach his 200th victory milestone across all three of NASCAR’s national series, Busch has been tearing it up on the track this year.
But, not every time Busch gets behind the wheel of his No. 18 Toyota Camry is a guaranteed trip to Victory Lane, and last weekend’s run at the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway was far from victorious for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.
Busch’s frustration reached its peak following a massive communication breakdown that caused him to completely miss the pit box ahead of a planned refueling. This flub led to Busch absolutely tearing into his pit crew, particularly his crew chief Adam Stevens and his spotter Tony Hirschman, and if you know anything about Rowdy, you know he isn’t one to mince words.
This excerpt of the heated exchange between Busch, Hirschman, and Stevens pretty much says it all.
Busch: What the fuck, man?! God damn it!
Hirschman: I don’t know what the confusion was there. That was the normal countdown.
Busch: I was gonna do opposite of majority just to fucking get off-cycle. You were talking on the radio when Tony was supposed to call me from 10 away and five away, so I never fucking saw the fucking pit.
Hirschman: Gonna be at the back of these guys here.
Busch: No shit, Sherlock.
Stevens: Put your feathers back in order here. Go racing.
Busch, who ultimately secured a 10th place finish at Texas, has no doubt cooled off since the on-track incident, especially considering that this weekend he’s heading into Bristol Motor Speedway, a track where he’s won seven times.