Shane van Gisbergen will go down in NASCAR history with a victory in his Chicago Street Race debut. Kyle Busch, a legend of this sport, commented on van Gisbergen's huge success. Busch is aware that Shane had his debut, but his experience in motorsports is still a huge thing, and that cannot be forgotten.
“Yeah, obviously being a rookie to NASCAR, yes, but not being whatsoever a rookie in road racing and his expertise that he has. That’s what he’s grown up doing. That’s what he’s done his whole life.
Fortunately for him, he’s done it in bigger, heavier stock cars, not lighter-weight GT cars or some IMSA cars or something like that,” Busch said.
Kyle Busch on Shane van Gisbergen
The experience of Shane van Gisbergen in V-8 Supercars makes a huge difference, Kyle Busch believes.
“He’s probably, I don’t know, four, five, eight years ahead of us in this sort of car in the things that he’s done with the V-8 Supercars. I’ve worked with him before as a teammate with the Lexus program down at Daytona at the Daytona 24 Hours…Yeah, saw he was talented in that car…He is no slouch.
I knew he would be good when he came over,” Busch continued. Many were looking forward to the Chicago Street Race, considering that it was the first time that this type of race appeared in the Cup Series. Kyle Busch is still summing up his impressions after everything.
The first thing that comes to his mind is that the race was exciting. “I don’t know. I don’t know how the show was. I thought that probably the race was pretty exciting there with Shane being able to drive through the field and get up towards the front and make some really good moves and make some passes all the way to the lead.
As far as being able to race on the streets, yeah, we did it. We accomplished it. We accomplished,” Busch said.