Kyle Busch has come up with a bizarre solution to improve TV ratings by letting the drivers fight each other during confrontations.
The latest fight in the NASCAR Cup Series broke out between Noah Gragson and Ross Chastain. Unhappy with Chastain’s racing at Kansas Speedway, Gragson approached the Trackhouse Racing driver and held him by his firesuit.
Chastain, in turn, punched Gragson in his face but the Legacy Motor Club driver couldn’t land his punches on Chastain and was quickly separated by a NASCAR official.
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Having had a fair share of confrontations in his career, Busch wants NASCAR to let such situations unfold and give 30 seconds for the driver to sort this out physically. He believes that doing so will improve NASCAR’s ratings.
“You let one guy get a hell of a hit in and you block the other guy from getting a hit back, you gotta at least let the guy try and then maybe get in,” Kyle Busch said. “I would seriously urge NASCAR to go with some hockey rules, once you get to the ground we’re gonna break it up. Let them get a good 30 seconds in, it’s gonna be way better for TV and ratings are gonna go off the charts.”
Busch is also well aware of Chastain’s antics and aggressive driving. He has had issues with the Trackhouse Racing driver but never a physical fight. Gragson after the incident also spoke about how someone had to do it. But Busch is of the opinion that another driver would have been a better choice for the fight.
“Did that need to happen afterwards? Yeah, I don’t know if Noah was the right guy. I think Denny has more reasons to do that”
Hamlin certainly has had his reasons. Earlier this season, he wrecked Chastain intentionally at Phoenix Raceway. He has also frequently criticized Chastain in his “Actions Detrimental” podcast.