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This NASCAR Driver Really Wanted Kyle Busch’s Spot at Joe Gibbs Racing Instagram: Kyle Busch; Instagram: Corey LaJoie
Instagram: Kyle Busch; Instagram: Corey LaJoie

You probably recall that just last weekend, during Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600, Kyle Busch reportedly “quit” as the No. 18 Toyota driver for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Busch clearly wasn’t being serious here, but more just expressing frustration to his crew over missteps in the race’s final stage that eventually led to a third-place finish. Yep, Kyle Busch is still very much a member of JGR, much to the chagrin of Corey LaJoie, the driver of the No. 32 Ford Mustang for Go Fas Racing. Following Busch’s over-the-radio outburst, LaJoie made it known via Twitter that he’d very much be interested in taking the Las Vegas native’s spot at Joe Gibbs Racing.

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Below, you can read a typed-out version of the radio chatter that got LaJoie’s attention. As you can see, it’s yet another example of Kyle Busch being Kyle Busch.

Kyle Busch: God bless America. God bless America. God bless America.

Tony Hirschman, spotter: May have nicked the wall entry to [Turn] 1.

Busch: Fuck plowing. Plow, plow, plow, plow, plow! I quit! Joe, I send in my resignation.

Now, it’s hard to imagine that LaJoie was actually fooled by Busch’s blow-up, but hearing the words “I quit! Joe, I send in my resignation” come from Kyle Busch’s mouth, seriously or not, would get anyone’s attention, be they a fan or a NASCAR driver. Especially if that NASCAR driver is someone like Corey LaJoie.

The casual NASCAR viewer may not be all that familiar with LaJoie, considering he’s had a fairly humble NASCAR Cup Series career. In over 70 races run in the past four years, LaJoie has yet to rack up a top-10 finish, though his 12th place finish at the Coke 600 was the third best of his career.

Competing for a lesser-known team like Go Fas Racing probably isn’t do him any favors, but it’s hard to argue for him being even close to deserving of a spot on JGR. But, hey, you can’t knock a kid for dreaming.

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