Kurt Busch would like to put an end to the on track feud that has developed between himself and Tony Stewart starting all the way back to this season’s opening race, the Daytona 500. Busch said he wants to “move forward” and that the “real incident was out on the racetrack”; that is, his run-ins with Stewart.
“But what happened on pit road is the real story. I reached out for Jason Lee (the Stewart crewman he nearly hit) and left him a message to clear some of the air on things, to let him know that it was not my intention at all to put him in danger.
“What the beef is, is between me and Tony out on the track.”
Busch said he was waiting for J. D. Gibbs, who runs Stewart’s team, to set up a meeting with Stewart. “Tony’s got a lot of things going on,” Busch said. “The guy is a two-time champion; I respect him. Everybody in the garage respects his driving ability. “He just seems to absorb a lot with all the things he does outside the track. It’s almost like he’s our NASCAR version of Rosie O’Donnell right now. “The point why I stopped (on pit road) is I wanted to convey how serious the issue was. I wanted him to look me in the whites of my eyes and see how upset I was.”
Busch conceded: “We need to discuss how we can move forward out on the track together.”
In part from nbc17.com