What do I, Ashley Schindler, think about the Kyle Busch and Joey Coulter incident?
Everyone’s entitled to their opinion…and this is my opinion. If you don’t like it, I’m very sorry, but there actually is some fact in this post.
It all started one cloudy afternoon at Kansas Speedway, Clint Bowyer is leading and there are two laps to go. Kyle Busch is fifth and Joey Coulter is sixth; they were racing for the fifth position. Kyle, in the No. 18, didn’t like how Joey, in the No. 22, was racing him on the final laps and that Joey passed him when he had the chance to. During the cool down lap, he got into the side of Joey’s truck, causing him to get sideways.
Now, for my humble opinion – which is based on fact; Kyle is only racing for Owner’s Points, not Championship Points. For Championship Points, at the beginning of the year, he elected to run for the Championship in the Cup Series. On the flip side of this coin, Joey Coulter, a rookie, is racing for Championship Points and Owner’s Points for Richard Childress Racing. In reality, under the new point system, they were only racing for one point. Keep in mind that Kyle is still under probation for his incident a few weeks back with Kevin Harvick on Pit Road. Do I think Kyle should’ve got into the side of Joey Coulter’s truck? No, simply because A) the race was over and B) he wasn’t racing for points, or the win for that matter.
I know you were probably thinking I was going to talk about the Richard Childress/Kyle Busch physical altercation, but I’m not going to. I’ll keep my opinions to myself about that one.
As always, thanks for reading!