Kyle Busch had some choice words for Ryan Newman after Sunday's Camping World RV Sales 301, calling Newman "the biggest stupid idiot out here" and "a big ogre."
From the SiriusXM post-race show:
“Ryan Newman is the biggest stupid idiot out here," Busch said. "He’s a big ogre and can do whatever he wants because he can probably kick anybody’s butt. So no sense getting in a fight with him. Glad he’s out of a job."
The topic of Newman came up when Busch started talking about older brother Kurt, who qualified second and ran up front until he crashed with Newman on lap 226. However, the wreck started when Kurt Busch passed Matt Kenseth low on the entry to turn one and slid up in front of Kenseth on the inside of Newman. With Kenseth right on Kurt Busch's bumper, the back end of Kurt Busch's car slid around and Newman got wrecked in the process.
After the crash, Newman said he was disappointed in what he thought was extremely aggressive racing immediately after restarts at the one-mile oval and mentioned contact from Kyle Busch when talking about his incident with Kurt Busch.
“We just got whacked by a bunch of guys,’’ Newman said. “(Kyle Busch) hit me first. (Brad Keselowski) hit me next and then I guess it was Kurt that went underneath ... clipped us and knocked us into the fence and took himself out. I guess (Matt Kenseth) had a little influence on it. We kind of were in a bad spot having a little bit older tires.’’
On Friday, it was officially announced that Kevin Harvick would be driving the No. 4 for Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014 and that Newman would be leaving the team. With no ride lined up as of yet for next season, Newman and Kurt Busch are the top two drivers with expiring contracts at the end of the season.
But why would Kyle Busch have such pointed comments about Newman? While Newman and Kyle Busch haven't had any public feuds, Newman and Kurt Busch aren't on the best of terms. At Darlington last May, Kurt Busch peeled through Newman's pit box, inciting his crew, and hit Newman's car on pit road after the race. Those events led to a mini melee of sorts, with Busch screaming at Newman's crew and Newman saying after the race that Busch's "chemical imbalance speaks for itself."