Kyle Busch says he’s disappointed that Ricky Stenhouse Jr. did not reach out to him this week.
Busch, running second, was tagged in the left rear on lap 66 by Stenhouse last weekend at Daytona International Speedway, triggering a multi-car accident. It was the second big accident that Stenhouse had been involved in, having also gotten into the back of Brad Keselowski, who had his momentum broken when blocked by William Byron 11 laps earlier.
“You wipe out half the field and pretty sure there would be a pretty busy Monday for him, but there wasn’t, so apparently he just doesn’t care,” Busch said when asked why he was disappointed.
Stenhouse did take the blame for the accidents and said it was aggressive speedway racing. When approached by NBCSN before final practice at Kentucky Speedway, Stenhouse said he did not have anything to add or say about Busch’s comments.
Time to get after it here at Kentucky, in our @FifthThird Ford again. Thanks for talking about me all week i appreciate it, gained some followers and can see even kyle has passionate fans. Just glad y’all are fans of the sport we love. ✌🏼 new weekend— Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (@StenhouseJr) July 13, 2018
Asked if Stenhouse’s actions would impact how Busch races him going forward, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver said, “I can’t worry about people that far back in the field.”