Websters Dictonary defines Nascissistic as, “having an undue fascination with oneself; vain.”
Ryan Newman attibuted Kurt Busch’s behavior to a “chemical imbalance.” Busch addressed the media today for the first time since the incident in Darlington and not only did Kurt pleade his innocence… he explained that his actions are good for the sport. Yes, it seems Kurt thinks that everyone in NASCAR needs to send him a thank you letter.
Busch said the fans cheered louder for the hyjink on pitroad than they did when the race winner, Jimmie Johnson, pulled into victory lane. ”This is good for our sport,” adding, “This is WWE-type action….that’s when the crowd reacted the most, so you tell me if they’re wanting WWE.”
This is where his narcissism came boiling to the surface. Look – we have all said things we wish we could take back – and when we later think about what we said or did in that moment of anger – we regret the actions and try to learn from them. Most of us actually feel shame upon sober reflection of our actions.
When Kurt Busch watched the replay of his actions on Saturday in Darlington he felt no regret or shame – in fact, he gave himself a big pat on the back for giving the fans what they wanted.
Kurt tried to convince us that he never endangered anyone in the #39 pits. ”Newman left his pit stall a good 10 seconds before I did, and I didn’t think there was any reason to think crew guys were in danger,” Busch said. “One guy has a problem with it, and it escalated from there.”
Busch hit the #39 car on pit road after the race saying he couldn’t see where he was going because he was taking his helmet off - an excuse Ryan Newman didn’t buy and called a lie. When Kurt was asked about Newman’s assertion he was a liar – the narcissitic Busch had to bring it all back around to KuBu.
“Newman and I were friends. We were great teammates (at Penske) and he needs to check his trophy case on that Daytona 500 trophy that I helped him get years ago.” Yes Kurt – we would have forgotten you pushed Ryan…. thanks for reminding us about your greatness.
At that point of the interview – Kurt was not impressed with the homage he was due….. so he sarcastically ended the presser, “This is fun….. this is entertainment, right, guys? This is why you guys are all here suffocating me at the back of this hauler.” Then the fun-having Kurt Busch turned and walked back into his hauler.
Kurt Busch talking about fun…. where have I head that one before? Kurt is the funnest fun having fun lover in the fun garage. He has more fun on the radio than any other driver.
Kurt Busch is an amazing driver…. but so are Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Beyond their abililty to drive Johonson and Gordon are team players. They understand they are part of a team – and treat their crews with respect.
Time after time, Kurt Busch has proven he only respects one person…. himself. He has an “undue fascination with himself.”