By: Pete Pistone – @PPistone | MRN.com on September 15, 2017 | 7:00 P.M. EST
The rivalry between Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski heated up via social media at Chicagoland Speedway. (Photos: Getty Images)
JOLIET, Ill. – The rivalry between Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski heated up via social media at Chicagoland Speedway.
The Twitter spat began when Keselowski continued talking about Toyota’s dominant performance in recent weeks, exemplified by four of the manufacturer’s drivers leading the top spots in practice led by none other than Busch.
Earlier this week at the NASCAR playoff media day, Keselowski went as far in his Toyota observation to say he felt all four drivers in the Championship 4 race at Homestead-Miami Speedway could go to Toyota drivers.
What started out Friday’s social media war of words continued the Toyota dominance discussion:
We are all in for a rude awakening.
Haven’t seen NASCAR let a manufacturer get this far ahead since the 70s https://t.co/LttpCz9vJZ
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) September 15, 2017 It didn’t take long for Busch to reply.
😭 STFU https://t.co/EjexBIHWwE
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) September 15, 2017 Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate and fellow Toyota driver Denny Hamlin jumped into the fray.
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) September 15, 2017 Keselowski responded calling out Busch’s pointed first response.
It’s 2017. When you’re about to lose an argument you call people names rather than face facts. https://t.co/IJnFiQOAXY
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) September 15, 2017 Busch ended the back and forth in typical NASCAR fashion with a sponsor plug.
Ahh yeah!! It’s getting 🔥 in here! 😲 pic.twitter.com/UaBpSEYpdv
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) September 15, 2017