Is being the all-time hits leader in minor league baseball or the all-time points leader in the G-League reason to celebrate?
Well, for the individual who holds those records, maybe. But for fans who only care about the highest level of competition? Cue up the shrug emoji.
It was his 52nd victory in the Truck Series, which is NASCAR’s third-tier series behind the top-level Cup Series and the second-level Xfinity Series. With his victory, Busch moved out of a first-place tie with NASCAR Hall of Famer Ron Hornaday Jr.
Busch was obviously thrilled with both the victory and the record, and he shared a post-race celebration video to social media.
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) February 24, 2019
“Hey what’s up Rowdy Nation?” Busch said. “We made it to victory lane in the Gander Outdoor(s) Truck Series race for win number 52. Fifty-two.”
But again, the Truck Series is the third-tier series for NASCAR, and some fans weren’t all that impressed with Busch’s accomplishment.
Say I don’t appreciate or understand what Kyle Busch has accomplished but I honestly don’t care one bit about him breaking that record in the truck series. Not really impressed tbh ?♀️
— Crazy Daisy (@AmandaPugh42) February 24, 2019
This year I should become the all-time career home run leader in my son’s Little league. Please retweet to congratulate me!!
— Bruce (@Bruceman1313) February 24, 2019
Congrats kyle on another win against teenagers and people that should be in an old folks home.
— Zach Bartley (@lilnutZach) February 24, 2019
Easy to win running against kids 😉
— bruno (@kraftbruno) February 24, 2019
All proud of yourself for beating up on rookie league teams and drivers. Congrats. NOT! Go win the Cup and then pat yourself on the back.
— websoulsurfer (@Websoulsurfer) February 24, 2019
The Truck Series is seen by many as a developmental series for drivers looking to eventually make their way to the Cup Series.
With nearly 1,000 races under his belt, Busch is certainly not a developmental driver, and many think he’s taking advantage of young and inexperienced drivers by competing in the Truck Series.
But the criticism doesn’t seem to bother Busch, who has earned quite the reputation for rubbing others in NASCAR the wrong way.
“It means a lot,” Busch said of the record-breaking win, according to the Sporting News. “It’s a big deal for me and a big deal for this team.”
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