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Kurt Busch thinks spotlight tends toward negative

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm •  Published: April 8, 2013

Those weeks and the angry moments, he said, never seem to have been forgotten.

"What I'm frustrated with is I'll do the same things that others do, but mine will be documented a different way," he said. "That's what's been frustrating. Guys like, well, no names need to be mentioned, but guys will rip their crew on the radio worse off or the same way as I do, and yet it's Kurt that's always the problem."

Like Joey Logano, Tony Stewart and others, Busch also said it's difficult to be scrutinized for his behavior at a time when tensions are still so high, like after being run into the wall late in a race, or nudged aside and losing a victory on a final lap.

"Thirty points. That's what we lost yesterday," he said. "Where am I going to get those 30 points back? When we come here to Richmond in September, if I'm 30 points behind 12th place, that's that moment of when I was upset."

He's even experienced it from the other side, where to an observer, something seems like much ado about nothing.

"I've been on the pit box watching my little brother race his Nationwide car that we shared last year, and I'm like, 'Why's he so excited? Everything's going to be fine,'" he said, laughing. "Well, when you're in the car, it's a little different."


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