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kurt busch is going to stewart-haas because someone lost a bet? right??

This was my exact reaction to hearing the news about Kurt Busch joining Stewart-Haas Racing next year:

I mean, WTF??? I don’t understand AT ALL how you get rid of Ryan Newman and then ADD Kurt Busch. This is insane. I mean, WHAT??? How long until Kurt burns this bridge? Yea, I’m jaded and I’m being pretty negative about Kurt right now but I’m sorry I’m not sorry. It’s mostly the fact that they turned away Ryan that’s making no sense to me right now. You mean, you can get sponsors for Kurt and not Ryan? That’s a true thing? Really? Kurt is not the most like-able person and if you put Ryan up against Kurt in a popularity contest, Ryan would win EVERY time. If I had a product or service to sell I’d pick Ryan to promote it, no hesitance at all.

There was a press conference today and Gene Haas, co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, did say that Tony wasn’t happy about going to 4 teams. And he’s saying more stuff about how the decision was HIS and not Tony’s, check out Marty Smith’s Twitter feed for more.

4 Comments

  1. Melody
    August 27, 2013 at 11:57 AM ·

    Couldn’t agree more! Is this Gene Haas’ ego in action here? Would he be doing this if Smoke wasn’t laid up (and on drugs, lol)? I think not! Newman’s head must be exploding with each new revelation…hope he finds a good home as he seems like a really nice guy.

  2. August 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM ·

    When my hubby told me there were the rumors, I said if that happens it might just be the final straw to make me done with NASCAR completely. Now that it’s true, I just might give it up. Between Jimmy Johnson winning every damn thing and this, I might be DONE. :(

  3. David A. Balfour III
    October 1, 2013 at 1:15 PM ·

    This is LUDICROUS!!! I truly do not understand it. This should not be part of “Silly Season” this is Stupid Season. I understand that Danica brings in the bucks and might push it to say that Kevin can get a sponsor. End of deal right? Wrong!! I used to be a very strong Tony Stewart fan and loved the fact that he brought Ryan along with him. A sign of a “True” Friendship. OK, I get it and Ryan got it. Friendship is Friendship and Business is Business. Tony told Ryan “Sorry Ryan but business is business and we just cannot afford a 4th team. I will do everything I can do to find you a home”. The Quote marks are probably not accurate and I am paraphrasing but not by much. How could you lie to a friend or alleged friend at this point.
    I am sorry but unless Tony addresses this in a public forum both he and his memorabilia will go up in “SMOKE”. Ryan won him (Tony) money this year. I don’t know how much but after salary and all, in the cost vs benefit, Ryan was a benefit. Love Danica but Ryan is a much better racer; at least today. I am now an official Ryan fan.

  4. October 1, 2013 at 1:23 PM ·

    Keep Ryan….Lose Haas