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The Hypocrisy Surrounding Kyle Busch vs Joey Logano
- Updated: March 18, 2017
Since last weekend’s race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there has been large amounts of hypocrisy from people surrounding the sport. This hypocrisy surrounds the events that took place between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano on pit road. Several personalities surrounding the sport said that Kyle Busch punching Joey Logano after the race is bad for the sport. Going on to say the sport doesn’t need that look.
However, while looking at the history of the sport this it is the complete opposite of the truth. In fact, NASCAR is only prominent at a national level because of a snowstorm and a fight. On the last lap of the 1979 Daytona 500, Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough were battling for the win when they made contact down the backstretch. This contact led to what is now quite possibly the most iconic scene in NASCAR history. While millions around the country watched including those snowed in on the North East saw what is now known as “The Fight”.
While Donnie Allison, Bobby Allison, and Cale Yarborough fought it showed people around the United States one major thing. That is that these drivers have passion for what they are doing. When people see this passion it makes them want to tune in the next week because truly anything can happen.
While the times have changed for NASCAR and it isn’t just the good ol boys down south racing anymore that doesn’t mean you can take away the passion. While stuff like this doesn’t happen as often anymore, it is still a part of the territory. Kyle Busch could have taken a completely different approach in what he did about being wrecked. He could have easily taken the Carl Edwards route and try to kill him by wrecking him in front of the field.
Another point to those who believe that this incident is bad for the sport is how it has handled. The incident is currently in promos for the race. The minds at NASCAR are not going to use material in a promo that is going to turn away fans. They use it for one reason and that is because it is, in fact, great for the sport. The situation at Las Vegas gets people talking and when people are talking that’s good. NASCAR as a whole need more rivalries and the situation between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano is providing that.