Nascar driver Kyle Busch has found himself in hot water after using the R-word.
At Sunday’s NASCAR Cup playoff race at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia, Busch was bumped by Brad Keselowski, angering Busch in his post-race interview.
“Well, he drills my a** coming out of [turn] four for no reason,” Busch said after the race. “I mean, where was he going? What was he going to 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 going to transfer through with that. It’s freaking r*******, 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.”
“I should beat the **** out of him right now.”
After the race, Kyle Busch called out Brad Keselowski for his move for second on the last lap.
— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) October 31, 2021
On Monday, Busch apologized for his word choice, saying it was a word he “should never use.”
In one of my post-race interviews I used a word I should never use and I want to apologize for it.
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) November 1, 2021
As is always the case, Busch’s apology was not enough, and he’ll now be required to attend sensitivity training as a result of his post-race interview.
“NASCAR officials will require Kyle Busch to take sensitivity training before the start of the 2022 season following offensive comments made after Sunday’s Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway,” NASCAR said in a statement.
“The two-time series champion used a term that disparages those with intellectual disabilities when describing an on-track incident with Brad Keselowski. Both drivers were eliminated from title contention ahead of the Phoenix Raceway finale.”
NASCAR has been in the news of late because of the “Let’s Go, Brandon” meme.
As reported by The Daily Wire, the chant now heard at sports stadiums around the country has its origins at Talladega Speedway in October.
“On Saturday, an NBC sports reporter interviewing NASCAR driver Brandon Brown at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama after Brown scored his first career NASCAR Xfinity Series win stated in a video that the crowd was chanting ‘Let’s go, Brandon!’ when in reality they were chanting ‘F*** Joe Biden,’” The Daily Wire reported last month.
The chant has spread like wildfire, heard at college football stadiums to World Series games.
Over the weekend, Colleen Long of The Associated Press reported that a Southwest Airlines pilot reportedly ended an address to passengers by saying “Let’s go, Brandon,” causing quite a stir on the Left.
As reported by The Daily Wire, “CNN analyst Asha Rangappa promptly referenced the murderous ISIS terrorist group while addressing the pilot’s reported comment on social media.”
On Monday, CNN political analyst and former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart compared the chant to “coded statements’ from Nazi’s, the Ku Klux Klan, and ISIS.
“You know who also had coded statements like Brandon? ISIS, the Klan, Nazi’s…beginning to get the point?” Lockhart said on Twitter.
You know who also had coded statements like Brandon? ISIS, the Klan, Nazi's…beginning to get the point?
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) November 2, 2021
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