Kyle Busch followed up his comments on his future at Joe Gibbs Racing with another visual message on his T-shirt in a media session.
It is unclear whether the two-time champion is taking things seriously or just playing the media. Last week, it was him sending a cryptic message about the future.
“I’m not getting antsy about it. If it happens, it happens. If it don’t, it don’t. Goodbye,” Busch answered when asked about his future.
“So goodbye is an option?” the AP’s Jenna Fryer asked.“Ask Joe Gibbs,” Busch responded.
“Have you been knocking on his door about it?” SiriusXM’s Claire B. Lang asked him.
“Not my problem,” Busch replied.
Why was Kyle Larson absent from casting his 2023 Hall of Fame vote?
However, a week later, Busch claims that the last week’s news was “taken out of context” and even made reference to the news since last week regarding his future by wearing a T-shirt that read “clickbait”.
Kyle Busch, wearing a t-shirt that apparently shows his feelings these days, on the reaction to how he responded to questions about his future last week: pic.twitter.com/FH82Zosupp
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 30, 2022
“It frustrates me that short comments are sometimes taken out of context,” Busch said. “I answered the question, you know, questions and didn’t elaborate, and it takes elaboration to kind of fully tell a story. And so you can tell the story as you want with less words.”
“A lot of stories this week.”
This week AP journalist Fryer reported via Twitter how past champions Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott, were allowed to vote on the 2023 Hall of Fame class, however both were not in attendance for the event. She also noted how no driver had skipped out on the honor since it started in 2014.
HMS Kyle Larson’s PR representative pointed out Fryer that the Larson had a previous commitment and was at Arlington National Cemetery laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the reporter sent out a new tweet, including the explanation for the driver’s absence.
A trip today to Arlington National Cemetery for Kyle to lay a wreath at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was scheduled last June. We made NASCAR aware of the conflict as soon as we heard the date of today’s voting. https://t.co/nxD1Wljv9U
— Jon Edwards (@JonEdwards24) May 4, 2022
Kyle Busch replied to the tweet from Larson’s PR representative about his whereabouts, and took a dig at Fryer calling her tweet clickbait.
“I got clickbait shirts for sale if u guys r interested,” he wrote.
“There was nothing to click,” the reporter responded.
There was nothing to click. https://t.co/AayqtXeSXx
— Jenna Fryer (@JennaFryer) May 4, 2022
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