NASCAR racer Kyle Busch has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. In a recent interview after a race, Busch used the R-word. Now it seems he is apologizing for using that word.
Kyle Busch was furious with Brad Keselowski after making contact with the driver at the NASCAR Cup playoff race at Martinsville. While speaking during the post-race interview, he spoke his mind and then made the mistake of saying the r-word.
“He drills my ass coming out of (turn) 4 for no reason. I mean, where was he going? What was he gonna do? Spin me out? He was trying to do a (Kevin) Harvick is what he was trying to do. For what? For second place? To do what, he wasn’t gonna transfer through with that.
It’s frickin’ (R-word), man. So stupid. 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.”
Due to using the R-word, the NASCAR racer received a lot of backlash. Afterwards, Kyle Busch took to Twitter and apologized for his poor choice of words.
“In one of my post-race interviews I used a word I should never use and I want to apologize for it.”
This marks the third time a high-profile driver has used a derogatory slur recently. Kyle Larson was suspended after using the n-word during a stream. Hailie Deegan underwent sensitivity training after using the r-word.
A spokesperson for NASCAR stated that the organization is currently reviewing Busch’s comments. Of course, this means he could be undergoing sensitivity training and also be fined or punished. We will keep you updated on this ongoing story.
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