NASCAR expert on Kyle Busch's contract problems: Sometimes you have to compromise
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The situation surrounding Kyle Busch's contract is still ongoing. Busch seems to want more money, considering his sponsor M&M is leaving NASCAR in 2023. Kyle Petty has commented on the whole situation and is aware of Busch's needs, but..
“He’s earned the right to ask for a lot of money, but if the market won’t bear it, tough stuff, dude. It’s like that in any business. This is a business. It’s a sport this afternoon, but it’s a business every other day.
Sometimes you have to compromise. You have to look different,” Kyle Petty said,.
Kyle Petty on young drivers
Petty believes that this will be a good lesson for young drivers. Sometimes your results are not a guarantee that you will have a fabulous contract.
“This should be a cautionary tale for every young race car driver out there. You’re only worth what the market will bear. No matter how many races you win. This guy’s won 60 races and two championships. No matter what you do as a winner, you’ve got to do stuff off the race track,” Kyle Petty added.
He believes that NASCAR has become a business. However, in business, both parties must be satisfied, so Busch will also have to make a compromise. We will see if that will be the case. “And the times are changing. You have to change with it.
He’s going to have to compromise a little bit. He’s going to have to look a little bit different. You can’t have your cake and eat it, too. You’ve got to be away from home sometimes. That’s the nature of the business of being a race car driver.
And I hate to be blunt like that, but he’s got to compromise from where he’s at and figure out what works for him and his family and for the sport as long as he wants to drive a race car,” Kyle Petty explained.