Saturday, August 7, 2010

If Only Kurt Busch Were Prettier

As ambassador for the brand,
Busch sports (and is often photographed in)
 Tag Heuer sunglasses at the track
The feud between Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson got a little more personal (and comical) Friday when Busch demeaned - of all things - Johnson's good looks.

Correction - Busch accused all the drivers at Hendrick Motorsports of being a little too easy on the eyes.

"The guys at Hendrick are pretty boys and they get on 'People' magazine covers and that's their job," Busch said.

"My job is to go out and race cars, and that's what I focus on," Busch continued. "I like to race the cars and race 'em hard and race 'em smart."

For a driver who is also the ambassador/trackside model for a line of high-end eyewear, Busch's statement is a tad disingenuous.

But I digress.

First, I'm not sure how Busch came to the conclusion that racing cars smart and hard differentiates himself from his record-breaking rival. Johnson is known as one of the most focused drivers in the sport.  And he's got the trophies to prove it.

Second, Busch needs to look up the definition of "pretty boy".  Being pretty is probably news to HMS driver Mark Martin.  And I'd argue that even Dale Earnhardt Jr. (though he has graced the cover of many a periodical) doesn't quite qualify either.

But these are mere semantics.

Busch's comments boil down to a driver who's still disgusted that his chance for a decent finish at Pocono was smashed to smithereens by an on-track nemesis.

And apparently if Busch were only prettier and more popular, he wouldn't feel so badly about it.

At least that's what his statements lead me to believe.


  1. Funny :) Dare him to call Jr "pretty" to his face! Could swear that winning feels the same, pretty or ugly. Kurt just needs to try it for a change!

  2. KB could take Jr. down in a second. Be honest, the 88 driver has a hard time finding his way around the track. Get'em KB!

  3. And who was it that had some kind of weird thing done to reshape his ears a few years ago?