Talladega Fires Back At NASCAR Driver’s Controversial Statement

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After his comments were aired across national television, calling the famous racetrack out for not being “real”, the people behind Talladega Superspeedway’s social media accounts fired back with some light jabbing of their own.

Coming in hot at second place during Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR star Kyle Busch clearly wasn’t too tickled to be walking away from a narrow victory. Many industry experts and analysts pegged Busch as the winner following a giant crash that caught up 18 other drivers late in the event.

Taking home his first Cup Series win on Sunday (May 7th), Ricky Stenhouse Jr. sealed his fate during a last-lap pass and left Busch and his No. 18 in the dust. It was a moment of incredible joy for Stenhouse, and one he celebrated in full.

“I think I gained a lot of fans taking a win away from the 18,” Stenhouse said to NASCAR after the race.

But Stenhouse’s comment and his hairline win wasn’t sitting well with Busch who let his frustrations known during a live interview with FOX Sports NASCAR.

“We did all we could here today and it’s all circumstantial on how you win these things,” He said. “Unfortunately our circumstances didn’t quite go our way, but we go to a real race track next week and we’ll try to win there.”

After those comments were issued, the video and his quote spread like wildfire across social media, grabbing headlines and making rounds in the industry. It even made its way over to the folks at Talladega Superspeedway – and their response to him is absolutely priceless!

In a tweet posted on Monday (May 8th), ‘Dega threw a saucy jab back at Busch using some of his own language for emphasis.

“Everything’s great at Talladega!” Their official Twitter account wrote. “Thank you, fans! We had a REAL good time with all of you! #GEICO500″

Almost immediately following the track’s tweet, fans everywhere replied in the most hilarious fashion acknowledging the sly use of words and fiery nature of the tweet.

Check out Talladega Superspeedway’s full tweet below and be sure to watch the video that has all of Kyle Busch’s statement as well.