Feud Of The Week: Kyle Busch Vs. Kansas Speedway
Every NASCAR driver, no matter how good he is, has at least one track he struggles at: Jimmie Johnson can't ever win at Michigan, Carl Edwards struggles at Martinsville and Dale Earnhardt Jr. loathes road courses.
But in terms of hatin' on tracks, nothing much compares to Kyle Busch and Kansas Speedway. Busch hates the 1.5-mile track more than the Tea Party hates Obamacare and more than Billy Ray Cyrus hates seeing his daughter Twerking. He just does.
This weekend at Kansas Speedway, Busch crashed his No. 18 M&M's Toyota in the first lap of practice Saturday morning and had to start the Hollywood Casino 400 from the back of the field.
Saturday afternoon, Busch wrecked Brad Keselowski in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race, prompting vows of retaliation from Keselowski, who asked at Sunday's Sprint Cup driver meeting if it was OK to wreck another driver deliberately.
Then things got really bad: During a restart in Sunday's Cup race, Busch and Carl Edwards made contact on Lap 200, with Busch going hard into the Turn 2 and out of the race. He finished 34th, the third consecutive time he'd crashed out at Kansas and finished worse than 30th.
"I have no idea what happened on the last one," Busch said. "All I know is we're in Kansas, right?"
Unfortunately for Busch, who is so good at so many other 1.5-mile tracks, Kansas is no place like home to him.
And just to set the record straight, there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that next year at Kansas the familiar red, green and brown M&M's on Busch's car will be replaced with black and blue ones.