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.