I understand that everyone loved what happened between Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski at Martinsville Speedway. I loved it too, but we shouldn’t look at them as rivals. They’ll eventually end up bumping heads in the future, but not in the near future,.
Darrell Waltrip is a type of driver who should know feuds. He’s had episodes with Dale Earnhardt and a host of other characters who just happened to have driven a race car for a living. Waltrip commented on the Busch and Keselowski situation:
“One race doesn’t create a rivalry. Conflicts? Yes. But rivalries take a long time to form. Kurt and Brad have some history, but are pretty smart. Drivers just get caught up in the moment of paying each other back. I don’t see this as an ongoing battle, but maybe a flare-up for another time at a short track.”
So there you have it folks — just call the situation a conflict. Maybe it will blossom into something really entertaining, but as it looks right now, I don’t believe anything will come out of it ever. Keselowski was a little reckless at Martinsville, but I guess that just comes with the emotion and attitude of being a driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
We could point fingers at Busch and Keselowski, but we never think about what we would do if that happened to us on a national stage like NASCAR. It will be entertaining to see if anything comes of this in the future and how they will race each other at Texas Motor Speedway this Sunday.