|"He'd better be able to back it up."|
After a thoroughly trying week, last thing the Indiana native likely needed was a post-race bout of name-calling. But that’s exactly what he got, courtesy of Kyle Busch, who jumped to his brother’s defense by calling Newman “the biggest stupid idiot” in NASCAR.
"I really hated that Kurt got tore up," said Kyle Busch after the race. "I felt like he had the best car. I was proud of them guys but, man, (it was) just stupidity.
|Newman (39) had a rough weekend|
“Ryan Newman's the biggest stupid idiot out here,” continued Busch. “He's a big ogre and can do whatever he wants, because he can probably kick anybody's butt. (There’s) no sense in getting in a fight with him, but I’m glad he's out of a job."
Newman responded to Busch’s “butt kicking” comment today, saying, “I’m afraid that if I rearranged his face, I might fix it.
“We all know he’s not very bright,” continued Newman. “He’s a great talent, but not very bright. I admit to dooring Kyle down the straightaway after he blasted me into the corner. But I didn’t crash him and he didn’t crash me, so I don’t know what he’s got to be mad about. Evidently, he’s got a bone to pick for some reason.
“After his comments about me not having a ride (for next season), he has more to lose than I do,” warned Newman. “He might want to check his (mouth) before he gets too far ahead of himself.”
While saying he has no plans to retaliate against Busch on the race track, Newman offered the Joe Gibbs Racing driver some unsolicited advice.
“I really don’t care about his opinion,” he said. “But if he’s going to run his mouth, he’d better to be able to back it up.”