NASCAR: To Show Personality Or Not To...

NASCAR: To Show Personality Or Not To Show Personality? That Is...

There are 8 comments on the BleacherReport story from Aug 27, 2008, titled NASCAR: To Show Personality Or Not To Show Personality? That Is.... In it, BleacherReport reports that:

Prior to the 2008 season NASCAR held their annual address to the media. During that time they said they would like drivers to show more of their personality when Mike Helton, President of NASCAR said, "I would ...

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Jo Jo

Ashburn, VA

#1 Aug 28, 2008
Yes Kyle Busch is the best driver out there but should hide his peronality.

I hate Kyle for his I can do it to you but you better not do it to me attitude.

He said on NATIONAL tv "I will wreck whoever it takes to win." Now if I were NASCAR looking for attitudes I would look at that one. Every driver has an attitude. That's part of what makes them human but Bush seems to think that he has a right to have an attitude but no other driver is allowed to. If someone races him *ahem Jeff Gordon* he flips them off. If someone gives him a little bump and run like he does every day on that track, he gets over-reactive and sometimes (emphasis on the somethimes) acts like a little crybaby.
IMHO.

Since: Aug 08

Cleveland, OH

#2 Aug 28, 2008
Nascar doesn't know what they want to see it changes daily bumping cars after the race is just a no no that's commen sense.
Junior Nation

United States

#3 Aug 29, 2008
Jo Jo wrote:
Yes Kyle Busch is the best driver out there but should hide his peronality.
I hate Kyle for his I can do it to you but you better not do it to me attitude.
He said on NATIONAL tv "I will wreck whoever it takes to win." Now if I were NASCAR looking for attitudes I would look at that one. Every driver has an attitude. That's part of what makes them human but Bush seems to think that he has a right to have an attitude but no other driver is allowed to. If someone races him *ahem Jeff Gordon* he flips them off. If someone gives him a little bump and run like he does every day on that track, he gets over-reactive and sometimes (emphasis on the somethimes) acts like a little crybaby.
IMHO.
The problem with KB is he doesn't do the normal "bump 'n run" he does the "dump 'n run". He could care less who he "TAKES" out but man oh man if someone even takes the air off his back tires he throws a temper tantrum.. ranting and raving that they hit me so hard my back tires were chattering.

It's going to be interesting how the next 6 weeks go. He can't be anywhere near as aggressive as he has been this season. Actually, I hope he is and NASCAR parks him for the rest of his probation.

Since: Dec 06

South FL

#4 Aug 29, 2008
Kyle is awesome just the way he is...we already have enough vanilla drivers in the sport..Kyle adds some spice!!!
TB Chief

Decatur, IL

#5 Aug 29, 2008
I would rather they go at it after the race than to do it during the race and take other drivers out that were not even involved. It happens too often that innocent bystanders get collected when two drivers are bumping and wrecking each other. Obviousy if they do it after the race they can not affect the outcome of the race. Kyle just couldn't stand it when it came back around and it happened to him. Most people know that being in first place at Bristol in the last laps is not really a good place to be. History proves that.
Jim

Berlin, NH

#6 Aug 29, 2008
I didn't like what happened last week, but at least the guy shows passion.

I would rather have him pissed off that he lost than say "oh well CE beat me".

Again, I'm not saying the way he did it was right, but at least he has a personality unlike some drivers.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#7 Aug 29, 2008
TB Chief wrote:
I would rather they go at it after the race than to do it during the race and take other drivers out that were not even involved. It happens too often that innocent bystanders get collected when two drivers are bumping and wrecking each other. Obviousy if they do it after the race they can not affect the outcome of the race. Kyle just couldn't stand it when it came back around and it happened to him. Most people know that being in first place at Bristol in the last laps is not really a good place to be. History proves that.
I think they also stated that the driver who leads the most laps at bristol has never won,lol.
Junior Nation

United States

#8 Aug 29, 2008
Angii wrote:
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I think they also stated that the driver who leads the most laps at bristol has never won,lol.
In the last 6 either years or races (not sure which one they said).

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