‘This is kind of the norm,’ Dale Earnhardt Jr. came out in support of Kyle Busch after he is facing backlash for leaving his car on the pit road in Darlington

Find out what Dale Earnhardt Jr. had to say in defense of Kyle Busch leaving his car on pit road mid-race fatter early exit in Darlington

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Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Kye Busch, the two times Cup Series Champion, and the No:18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry driver is notorious for their crazy antics on and off the field. On Darlington throwback week fans got to see yet another moment of madness from the veteran as he left his car on the pit road, following his early race exit, amidst his drive back to the team garage.

Fans and NASCAR personalities were quick to call out and criticize the ‘Rowdy’ for his cation as NASCAR was forced to call caution to clear the car from the pit road. But now Dale Earnhardt Jr., the NASCAR Hall of Famer has come forth in support of Kyle Busch in the recent episode of his Dale Jr. download podcast suggesting his decision might have something to do with the state of his car then.  

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Find out what Dale Earnhardt Jr. said

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. came out in support of Kyle Busch saying no one outside his crew know how bad of a  situation his car was in when he drove it to the garage and left it in the pit road blocking it. He went on to say that maybe Kyle Busch might have felt that he would not be able to get the car to the crew without making a seven-point turn so he just decided to leave it on the track and get out. He went on to explain his stand by pointing out the history of bad choices by Kyle and suggested that the two times champion didn’t want to do the whole back and front thing in front of the garage, so, he left the car there only.  

“We don’t know really how badly damaged Kyle’s car was. Maybe he knew that he was not going to be able to make the turn in the garage without doing a seven-point turn. So, he decided just to leave it right there and get out. I feel like a big freak in’ deal. He parked his car on pit road and got out,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said.

“He has a track record of doing things, making some bad choices. I think that absolutely he could have tried to get his car into the garage but he decided I’m going to have back up, turn, back up, turn because maybe he had one tire that wasn’t cooperating, a toe link that was broken and decided I’m not going to do that so that’s somebody else’s problem,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. added.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. went on to say that this decision doesn’t come on top of any of the crazier things he had done in the past as fans kind of expect such behavior from the veteran. He went on to add fans and the NASCAR community have gotten adjusted to these crazier things.  

“I don’t think it’s crazier than anything else he’s ever done. This is kind of the norm. I’m kind of used to it. This doesn’t affect me. This doesn’t bother me. You’ve come to expect it,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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