Jul 14, 2013; Loudon, NH, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) during the World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The race was won Brian Vickers. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Busch Clarifies “Big Ogre” Comment about Ryan Newman


As was reported earlier, a bit of a tiff has developed between drivers Ryan Newman and Kyle Busch after Newman was involved in a small accident on Sunday involving Kyle’s brother, Kurt. Busch called Newman a “big ogre” after the race; Newman responded by insulting Busch’s intelligence.

Kyle Busch backed off from his comments on Tuesday, taking to Twitter to say he should’ve expressed his emotions in a more mature manner.

Via Sporting News:

I want to clarify that I was answering what I felt was two separate questions asked to me at the same time in an interview following the race in Loudon. The first was about how fast Kurt was and the second was how I felt about Ryan Newman blaming me for him getting wrecked. First I answered the Kurt part. He was fast… Great to see them running well… Was a shame to see him crashed… Nowhere there did I place blame on who wrecked who. I didn’t see it and I still haven’t seen it.

My second answer came from being upset over an incident I had with RN on the track during the race. I answered it in the same response, but it was intended as a completely separate answer. I was upset because I felt RN raced me poorly, making contact and causing damage to my RF fender that affected the handling on my racecar. This isn’t the first time that I’ve been raced poorly by RN either, which added to my frustration. All this built up and allowed my emotions to spill over for how I felt. I’m not sorry for how I feel in those moments, but could have expressed it better and certainly my comments about someone’s livelihood went too far.

Now news yet as to if the two plan on physically hugging things out, but we’ll keep you updated.

[Source: Sporting News]

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