Kyle Busch is known for being aggressive. Some even call him dirty, especially following three different run-ins with Kasey Kahne in the first 11 races.
But Busch said there’s no gray area when it comes between driving hard and driving dirty.
“Dirty is when you don’t even (care) about the guy next to you and you just flat out run over him,” he said. “I do have some care in who I’m racing and how I’m racing them. There are certain guys that I don’t and you can be aggressive and you can be seen as dirty in those situations.”
Busch admitted it’s also difficult for old nemeses to forgive and forget.
“Certainly, there are some times out there where guys run you too hard and that’s just because you don’t have a good relationship with them or whatever and they’re mad at you,” he said.
OLD SCHOOL: While most in NASCAR employ trainers and dieticians, Brad Keselowski still prefers to stay away from gyms and a regimented diet.
He believes being tough mentally works best for him during the long, hot races during the summer stretch.
“I don’t know if you ever read any of these stories about people that can pick up a car and save someone,” Keselowski said.
“I feel like if you have mental strength, that you can do anything.”
Keselowski said if he’s as mentally strong as he can possibly be when he’s behind the wheel, “the rest doesn’t matter.”