NASCAR’s Kyle Busch Required to Take Sensitivity Training After Using R-Word
from the Bleacher Report and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
Kyle Busch will have to complete sensitivity training prior to the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season after using the R-word during an on-track interview.
“The two-time series champion used a term that disparages those with intellectual disabilities when describing an on-track incident with Brad Keselowski,” NASCAR.com staff wrote Monday.
Down the last stretch of the race, Busch and Keselowski were running second and third behind Alex Bowman. Keselowski made an aggressive move for second place on the final lap and nearly took out the No. 18 car.
A runner-up finish wasn’t enough for Busch to qualify for the Championship 4, so his pursuit of a title is over. His frustration with the outcome appeared to be evident during the interview.
Busch’s punishment matches that of Hailie Deegan, whom NASCAR ordered to undergo sensitivity training before the start of this season after she used the R-word during an online video stream.
Busch made the comment in an interview recorded by NBCSports.com reporter Dustin Long.
Dustin Long, former reporter/writer for the News and Record(Greensboro)….
“Well, he drills my ass coming out of (Turn) 4 for no reason. I mean, where was he going? What was he going to do? Spin me out? He was trying to do a Harvick, is what he was trying to do. For what? For second place? To do what? He wasn’t going to transfer through with that. It’s frickin’ re—ed, man, it’s so stupid,” Busch said. “I don’t understand these guys.
“I should beat the s— out of him right now is what I should do, but that doesn’t do me any good, either.”