MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Kyle Busch has issued a public apology for a rant against Toyota following Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Dover (Del.) Int’l Speedway.
Busch dominated the AAA 400, but fuel mileage issues forced Busch to pit late in the race. After crossing the finish line in seventh Busch released a profanity laced tirade against Toyota and Toyota Racing Development, blaming the manufacturer and engine supplier for his inability to win.
“I made some remarks out of frustration on my radio at the end of last weekend’s race in Dover that were very misguided,” Busch said in a statement. “I owe my friends at Toyota and TRD an apology. We have a great partnership with TRD and they built me a motor that helped me lead over 300 laps and nearly lap the field.
“It’s just frustrating that the caution fell where it did and suddenly it became a fuel mileage race and we were set up for maximum horsepower. Obviously, that worked well for most of the day and you can’t control when the cautions will fall.”