If you don’t believe Kyle Bush Reputation precedes him wherever he goes, so you were supposed to be walking around the St. Louis area this week with the name NASCAR Cup Series She rolled into town for the first time.
Bosch, who achieved outstanding success on the track but was often despised by racing fans, didn’t even have to be there to draw the chorus of boos. We can’t wait to see what happens if the Enjoy Illinois 300 wins Sunday and takes its trademark arc on the main road right away. This will go well, right?
Kyle Bush simply can’t help himself
Big brother Kurt arrived in the NASCAR Cup Series four years ago, but Kyle Bush has been competing in the sport’s top series since 2004. And while Kurt has gradually reformed his image, transforming from a reckless statesman to a respected statesman, Kyle still has a ways to go. Although he is loved in many ways, he provokes his anger and exacerbates it through quarrels with favorite fans or through confrontations with reporters. Don’t bother with the fact that there is often more than a little truth to what he says.
Even his 200-plus wins, a NASCAR record, has found a way to annoy some fans. Bosch has won 60 times in the Cup series, 102 times in the Xfinity cars, and 61 times in the Truck series. Along the way, he won cup season championships in 2015 and ’19.
A total of 43 wins have been achieved in the two junior series since that first Cup Series tournament. Critics were outspoken that these wins could have gone to Xfinity and the regular truck series workers working to get to the next level despite smaller budgets. Winning will improve their odds of getting the sponsorship that is essential to making deals with teams at the next level.
Kyle Busch, NASCAR come to the global tech racetrack
Sunday’s Enjoy Illinois 300 will mark the debut of the NASCAR Cup Series at World Wide Technology Raceway, a facility in Madison, Illinois, on the state line directly from St. Louis.
Race promoter Chris Buck bought what was then Gateway International Raceway in 1995 and systematically converted the complex into a 1.25-mile track with an indoor road track and NHRA drag strip. NASCAR brought the Xfinity Series to WWTR in 1997, and Elliott Sadler scored the win. The Truck Series arrived the following season, with Rick Carrelli winning.
Dover Motorsports closed the track in 2010, but developer Curtis Francois reopened it in 2012, and the truck series returned two years later. The drop in the Cup Series race is the culmination of the revival.
Trucks rolled over, boos rained
The NASCAR Cup Series team doesn’t travel light because they visit a new city every weekend from mid-February to early November. Although they regularly ship supplies from the team store, located mostly in North Carolina, many tools, parts, and diagnostics are packed into pickup trucks along with base and backup vehicles for use that week.
Individually, pickup trucks are a sight to behold due to their size. Throw in the elaborate paint job and get a few of them in town together in a little caravan, and what you have is a complete viewing spectacle. It’s not the elephant parade of the old days of a travel circus, but it’s still impressive.
With the Cup Series being a new take on the global tech racetrack, the arrival of the pickup trucks will likely attract a few more people than usual. In general, it was a routine procession, with one exception. Bob Bocras of Fox Sports captured a 20-second video of locals booing one van, namely that of Toyota’s #18 team in Kyle Busch.
We’re with Pockrass on this. We get that it’s Kyle Bush’s team, but who boos The Undertaker?
As we have said, the man’s reputation precedes him.
All stats courtesy of Racing reference.