Sunday summed up Kurt Busch.
He ran into Brad Keselowski on pit road in the very early stages of the race and subsequently exclaimed over his in-car radio that his race was ruined and he'd fight Keselowski afterwards when the two made contact on the track.
There was no fight and no ruined race. Why? Because Busch worked his way back to the front and passed Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go to win the STP 500 at Martinsville.
Radio overreaction? Check. Feud with another driver? Check. Proof that he's got some of the best raw driving talent in NASCAR? Check.
"I didn't know if we'd be able to do it," Busch said. "(Johnson) is king here. Him and (Jeff Gordon). And this is that old theory 'If you can't beat them, join them.' And I have a Hendrick chassis prepared by Stewart-Haas Racing, a Hendrick motor ... I've been on this journey for a while."
"And every time you come to Martinsville you just kind of draw a line through it. 'There's no way I'll be able to challenge thoseRead More »from Kurt Busch recovers from early incident to pass Jimmie Johnson for Martinsville win