He would say that if it were anyone else.
Busch won Sunday's first race of the season by passing Tyler Reddick, Chase Briscoe and spinning racing to the win. Busch tied Richard Petty, Hall of Famer NASCAR's record for consecutive wins at 18
However, his tune at Bristol was very different from that of Alex Bowman at Las Vegas six weeks ago. An angry Busch complained that Bowman was "the same (expletive), guy who backs in every (expletive), win that he ever(expletive). gets."
Busch was elated to be able to take the checkered flag when it was his turn.
Busch stated, "We got one." "It doesn’t matter how they get them. It’s all about getting them.
Later, he admitted that he had "back into one", but it felt good.
Reddick, who was trying to win his first Cup title, led 99 laps of the 250-lap race and controlled it from the last restart, which left 24 laps. Briscoe was given a chance by lapped traffic and made his move in turn three as he attempted to pass Reddick.
Busch, running third in the race, was unable to control his cars and won.
Busch won the Cup at Bristol ninth time -- his first win in two dirt races. He was also booed and applauded by a few fans who had waited for two rain delays, which delayed the race on Easter Sunday 1989 to almost four hours.
"I mean, man, I feel like Dale Earnhardt Sr. right now. This is amazing. "I didn't do any," Busch stated about the 1999 race, in which Earnhardt was booed after he bumped Terry Labonte out the way to win.
Reddick came in second place and was critical of Briscoe's performance. Briscoe was only two turns from the win and finished 22nd. Reddick immediately saw Reddick at pit road, to which he apologized.
Briscoe stated, "I was going out to spin out, i think, either way." "I'm sorry. "I just wanted to let everyone know. I am sorry. I would have won.
Reddick was understanding, but admitted that he could have been more defensive.
"I don’t believe I did everything right." Reddick stated that Briscoe was able "to run me down there." "I could have done a better job, just, I don’t know, I shouldn’t have let him get so close. He ran me back down. He worked really hard to accomplish that.
"It's dirt racing, trying to make the last corner. It's all you can hope for as a driver in this situation. It was thrilling for fans. He was too far away to attempt that move. I could have done a better job.
Rain had stopped the race just moments before it was supposed to turn green, with 30 laps remaining.
Busch, who was running second in the rain-slicked track, stated that the conditions were "slimy".
Reddick was aware from the cockpit that he had a lot to do if he wanted to win.
When the rain stopped, Briscoe was able to pass Busch and Reddick's victory lap.
This was NASCAR’s second attempt to run a Cup race on dirt. It turned into a muddy mystery after rain stopped racing. Most drivers were unaware of the rules.
To help NASCAR increase variety at a time when the stock car series is trying radical changes, Bristol dumped over 2,300 truckloads Tennessee red clay on its concrete bullring measuring 0.533 miles. Fox Sports convinced NASCAR that they would be the prime-time TV slot on Easter Sunday. This was the first time since NASCAR's inception in 1949.
NASCAR has held 10 Cup races on Easter Sundays in its history. All of these were cancelled due to weather-related changes. This event was purposefully planned to dominate a TV audience that had gathered as a family, much like the NFL and NBA on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The new audience was shocked to see a confusion mid-race because very few drivers understood the rules at the first stoppage. Some drivers were pitted, presumably because their teams understood that scoring would be halted under the red light and not resume until the race was green.
Busch was one of many drivers who didn't pit, perhaps because they thought they would move up in the running orders. Busch was the driver who was at the front of NASCAR's activity when it stopped. However, Briscoe was the leader.
Denny Hamlin was already out of the race and was looking on Fox Sports when he saw what he claimed to be a rules explanation that lasted more than one minute.
Hamlin tweeted, "What's wrong? With this picture?" "As someone who is sitting on my stomach right now, it's difficult to take this seriously."
Carson Hocevar was Saturday's Truck Series runner-up and posted a meme that implied that NASCAR was creating the rules. In reality, NASCAR made it clear in its prerace rules video that scoring would stop at the end and not resume until race green.
There was confusion on pit road, indicating that few drivers had a good grasp of the procedures. Bristol's race was different from other Cup races. Before the pandemic, NASCAR required drivers to meet before each race. Rules were then discussed. The video has replaced it.
The race resumed with Briscoe leading, with the third stage remaining.
DALE JR. TO FOX BOOTH
Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR Hall of Famer, and NBC Sports analyst will be the rotating guest at the Fox Sports booth at Talladega Superspeedway next Sunday.
Earnhardt will be joined by Mike Joy and Clint Bowyer Sunday. He holds a record with six wins at Talladega. He is also the 15-time winner NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Award.
Earnhardt stated that it was a great experience to call Talladega a race. "You must be alert at all times. All hell can break loose in a matter of seconds.
Fox Sports and NBC Sports were split in NASCAR's 38 race schedule. Both networks did not have an explanation for Earnhardt's sharing of Earnhardt's next week. Fox Sports has had a different guest analyst replace Jeff Gordon throughout the season. He returned to Hendrick Motorsports' competition role this season, and the network was left with a two-man booth.
NASCAR racing next Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama. Brad Keselowski is the defending race winner. Bubba Wallace earned his first career win in October.