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You've heard the old expression "2 steps forward and one step back".
Well, for Kyle Busch, it's been more like 6 steps forward and one back. But,
Kyle Busch is one of the most competitive people you'll ever meet. And, he's an admitted sore loser. He is also a student of the history of the game.
He knew how close he was to making a mark with his four consecutive race win streak in Saturday's Xfinity race at Auto Club Speedway. I have no problem with his outburst on his radio. It's disappointment and it's in the heat of the moment. How many of us haven't blown up at a co-worker in the heat of the moment?
What I can't forgive him for is blowing off his post-race responsibilities as a second place finisher. And I have defended him in the past for not talking when he finished fourth or worse, because, by rule, he didn't have to.
Part of being a professional athlete is talking after an event, win or lose. In other sports, there is a "cooling off period" before media are allowed into the locker room. So, Kyle, take a few minutes to get over your disappointment and gather your thoughts. But, then appear, if so obligated. That's what champions do.