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NASCAR AMERICA: Does Joe Gibbs need to get tough with Kyle Busch? (VIDEO)

Aug 25, 2014, 8:14 PM EDT

A frustrating Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for Kyle Busch ended with him getting into a radio altercation with crew chief Dave Rogers.

Both Rogers and crew chief Joe Gibbs downplayed the incident after the race. But with the 18 camp going through a rough stretch and the Chase now just two weeks away, the last thing they needed was a distraction like this.

Today on NASCAR AMERICA, longtime crew chief and current Cup team owner Frank Stoddard shared his thoughts on the situation, and wondered if Gibbs needs to help Rogers by taking a harder line himself against Busch during such outbursts like these.

  1. jimhudson78666 - Aug 25, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    Busch is a jerk and needs a punch in the mouth and an ass kicking / the Founding NASCAR drivers are rolling in their graves over this Prima Donna! Put him over the wall!

    • krag76 - Aug 25, 2014 at 11:00 PM

      The guy is a nut case. He is screaming on his radio the hole race blaming everyone but himself. Listen to him on You Tube. He really needs meds.

      • dmoney666 - Aug 26, 2014 at 3:03 PM

        And years of therapy. You have to winder what Kyle and Kurt’s dad must have been like when they were growing up. I can only imagine how bad it must have been in that household.

  2. grgstrickland - Aug 25, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    bush is with the right team,gibbs deserves him.

  3. sillieputtie - Aug 25, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Kyle is a very talented driver, one of the best but his reactions are negative to his team and sponsors. Give him the boot and put someone with class in the car like Sam Hornish Jr.

  4. smokinaces69 - Aug 25, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    One would think after watching his brother being booted from 2 top teams that would change your attitude a bit. But not with Kyle..!! Gibbs is used to working with arrogant punks when he was a NFL coach. I would think with Gibbs being a holy roller he wouldn’t put up with his mouth, but he does..!!

    Kyle better watch out, if Gibbs boots him he’s done with top teams. Hedrick, Childress, Roush or Penske wouldn’t take him. That leaves slim pickings for Kryle..!!

    • krag76 - Aug 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      Childress will take him and give him a Yugo to drive.

  5. davidj1944 - Aug 25, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Yeah, the little baby need to be sat in the corner with a dunce cap on.

  6. hotrod89060 - Aug 25, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Fire Dave and problems are all gone and maybe Kyle cant start winning again!

    • fave88 - Aug 26, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Fire Kyle and all the problems will be gone. Dave will be the crew chief for a grown up driver!!!!!!

  7. camino409robert1026 - Aug 25, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    Gibbs is showing that he is nutless! This punk needs to be banned from NASCAR & what happened to the days when language like Kyle’s got you in trouble with the FCC? Usually a team has problems with another team. This team is self destructing! I just wish someone would grab him by the neck & beat the hell out of him. Richard Childress needs to handle him, & he can dang well do it!!!

    • indycarseries500 - Aug 26, 2014 at 10:04 AM

      Well does the FCC fine you if you use colorful language on the telephone? The networks are the ones who get in trouble for airing profanity laced private radio conversations on their telecast, not the teams/drivers.

      • fave88 - Aug 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM

        What about the profanity, the F-bomb, that Kyle dropped when he did the post race interview after the NW race? That had nothing to do with the telephone!!!!!

  8. kylebushy - Aug 25, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    he is a punk, and can drive the wheels off a race car better than most. diptards are all over the place, there is usually a few in every crowd. if you think nascar is of diminished distinction as of late, take him and kurt, stewie, harvick among a few others jerks out of their cars and you will be left with your sweet hearts that will all be good boys, not cuss, and always praise the convicted felon hendrix, or mr excitement jack rousch. childress, aka mr mullet and his inbred goofballs aint exactly a bunch of choir boys, and he was real smart attacking kyle a few years back, wasnt he? kylebushy gets in ya’lls head because you recognize the talent and detest his success because he is a jerk. dont watch if it offends you, i like watching him express himself winning or losing. he did stuff a few years ago during the daytona when gordan tried to wreck him in a corner at 200 mph none of you have ever witnessed before. hornaday got what he asked for when kyle wrecked him, and i laughed my butt off when he got parked. he will get his, be sure, just like kurt did. and look what happened, hes back. and still winning.

  9. kraftboardcars - Aug 26, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    Give it a year. Edwards will surpass him and he will be gone. Unless Edwards punches him out. Then he may leave on his own. Early!

  10. convincedofthehex - Aug 26, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    18 Forever. What a bunch of haters. Since when did Nascar fans become sensitive little babies?

  11. messengerfm - Aug 26, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    What a pile of crap! If anybody’s head is on the line, it is Rogers’ for underperforming during his years with Kyle, his inability to make positive adjustments to his car during the race, and his horrendous pit calls. Like him or not, Kyle is the talent in that duo. Kyle stays; Rogers needs to go. The entire 4-car team at JGR will get a shake-up in the off-season and it is badly needed for the 11, 18, 20, and the new 19 as well.

  12. techmeister1 - Aug 26, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    Regardless of who has the most talent or not it’s sad and a disgrace that both Gibbs and CRASHCAR have not come down hard on the Brat Brothers, with Kyle in particular. The only way these two are going to change their view of the world and their disrespectful and unacceptable actions is by being parked for a full season. Then they will get the memo or be on the outside looking in.

  13. leonrmulder - Aug 26, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Don’t have to worry about Kyle getting a championship until he quits imploding this time of rear.

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