I have heard talk about Kyle not showing respect to Kalitta and that Carl did by doing a "Polish Victory lap"...People who think this are kinda wrong..This was to Honor Alan Kulwick who was from Wisconsin. The term was first coined as a result of Polish American Alan Kulwicki's celebration of his first career Winston Cup victory. He celebrated his victory by driving a clockwise victory lap.
Hours after Kulwicki's death, Peter Jellen drove Kulwicki’s racecar hauler clockwise around Bristol Motor Speedway before leaving the track. Two days after Kulwicki's death, Bristol Busch Series race winner Michael Waltrip honored his old short track foe by turning Kulwicki's trademark reverse Polish Victory Lap, but only half a lap, stating that he didn't want to do Kulwicki's entire routine. The next day, Winston Cup winner Rusty Wallace followed Waltrip's lead, and proceeded to run a full Polish Victory Lap, both after that race, and after each victory for the remainder of his career. In addition, every winner for the remainder of the 1993 season honored Kulwicki with a Polish victory lap.
Thats why Carl Did a Polish Victroy Lap. At the Mile