Kyle Busch draws more heat and hate with his every win in NASCAR's two lesser series. He has turned the Nationwide, and Camping World Truck, series into his personal showcases. NASCAR's most hated is not gaining any fans from all (73) of his minor league wins. Somehow, Busch thinks he can get to Richard Petty's 200 win level by counting his wins from all three of the NASCAR touring series.
Even though a lot of Petty's wins were against small fields, and were less than 100 miles long, they were all at NASCAR's top level at the time.... Grand National, or Winston Cup, series. Busch trying to count his NWS and CWTS victories towards Petty's record is the same as Alex Rodriguez going down to Double A baseball, and claiming all the homers he would hit there as counting towards his lifetime total in his march to unseat Barry Bonds as the MLB home run leader.
Sure winning 200 races, across the board, would be a grand achievement, but no one will consider it on par with Petty's 200 Cup wins. So why terrorize the smaller series? Should Busch just stop driving the two lower tiers? Leave the NW wins to the other dozen or so Cup drivers who invade that series every week?
Busch is viewed by many as a bully who preys on lesser teams in the lower series. The career leader in NWS wins, Mark Martin, was a Cup star when he won all those NW (Busch Series) races, but he gets a pass from most fans while Busch doesn't. Let's also remember that Martin never parlayed all those NW wins into a Cup championship either.
Some Busch fans claim that it's just his will to win that has him racing almost every race, in every series. How about if he only had one series to quench that burning desire for victory? If he only had one chance to win each week? You know, like the current five-time champion does.