Kyle Busch not a fan of NASCAR’s marketing campaigns promoting young drivers
Kyle Busch made his first NASCAR Cup start 14 years ago, just before turning 19 years old. He used to be one of the up-and-coming stars of the sport, battling names such as Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth for wins and fans.
I guess one thing that can be said that the younger guys are bullied into doing more things than the older guys are because we say no a lot more because we’ve been there, done that, have families and things like that and want to spend as much time as we can at home, Busch said.
Maybe that’s some of it. But some of the marketing campaigns pushing these younger drivers is I wouldn’t say all that fair.
Kevin Harvick, entering his 18th year as a Cup driver, laughed when asked about Busch’s comments.
Irving sat out Thursday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers after undergoing tests on a shoulder that had been bothering him recently. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but Irving will continue getting treatment even as he returns to game action.
I’m still going to need some work, but I’m just ready to go back out there and play, Irving said. I’m just glad I had a few days to kind of reset and do the things needed in order to put myself in a great position to go out there and play.
The Irving-less Celtics were held to a season-low 80 points in Thursday’s loss to the Sixers, and coach Brad Stevens has emphasized that the team needs to operate with more effort given how they have struggled to generate points even before Irving missed time.
Irving said the offense is still a work in progress.