CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Busch said he was not surprised NASCAR decided against fining him for his comments after Monday’s Dover race because “I’m not sure I said anything wrong. I just spoke my opinion. Everybody has got an opinion.”
Busch spoke Wednesday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza at the unveiling of his car for the May 26 Coca-Cola 600.
Busch has been outspoken about the race packages used this season and said last Friday at Dover that the speeds were “probably too fast.”
Busch expressed his frustration with the race package after finishing 10th at Dover, saying: “It’s terrible,” according to Frontstretch.com reporter Davey Segal. “All I can do is bitch about it and fall on deaf ears and we’ll come back with the same thing in the fall.”
Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, responded Tuesday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio to Busch’s comments by saying: “I would probably start with, didn’t have the race he wanted and not surprised at what he said.”
Busch said Wednesday he has talked with O’Donnell.
“The discussion went well,” Busch said. “Everything was fine. We were able to kind of talk about what each of us were wanting to get out of last (Monday) and for further on into the year.”
Busch explained his comments from after the race.
“We’re all trying to make everything better for everyone as a collective industry,” he said. “There are certain vote getters that get their wish more than others, it’s frustrating at times. For us drivers, we tend to voice our opinions, whether it is with the owners or whether it is with NASCAR, both sides of the fence we don’t seem to get very far. That’s where it becomes most frustrating at times.”