Kyle Busch isn't the only driver who is unhappy about the Indianapolis Road Course being on the NASCAR schedule, but he's the most vocal.
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Kyle Busch Didn't Hold Back When Asked About the Indianapolis Road Course

Kyle Busch has always been one of the more polarizing drivers in NASCAR. That has always resulted in success at every level for Busch. That includes two cup championships and 226 total wins across the top three NASCAR divisions. As one of the top-1o best drivers in the history of the sport, and Busch's success has carried over into 2023 as he now drives the No .8 Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing. The 37-year-old has never gone winless in his 19 full-time Cup Seasons, which is a record in itself as he broke Richard Petty's record for most consecutive seasons with a victory. That success carries weight as he certainly has a loud voice in the garage area, which means when he has something to say you better listen. The RCR driver continues to earn that respect and he recently had comments about the future of a controversial NASCAR race track.

Busch's move to RCR shocked the world, and it sent plenty of shockwaves through the garage. No one expected the two-time cup champion to leave Joe Gibbs Racing, but that is now the reality. The days of the No. 18 M&m's Toyota on the track are gone. Busch and RCR have proven to be a good fit, but there was more to the signing of Busch than just from a NASCAR angle.

"We Need to Go Somewhere Else"

 Kyle Larson (#5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet) leads Kyle Busch (#18 Joe Gibbs Racing M&M's Peanut Butter Toyota) and AJ Allmendinger (#16 Kaulig Racing Gold Fish Casino Slots Chevrolet) through turn nine during the NASCAR Cup Series Verizon 200 at the Brickyard

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Kyle made sure that the chance of running the Indianapolis 500 was an option, in his contract when he signed. Busch failed to secure a ride for the 2023 running of the great event, but the opportunity down the line is still on the table. That also connects to NASCAR, in one major way. Busch raised concerns about the messy endings of road course racing in recent years. The biggest issue raised was about the Indianapolis Road Course. According to the IndyStar, Busch had this to say.

"But I don't know why we ever went to the road course, to be honest with you. I don't think it did an uptick or changed a damn thing at Indy. If we can't do a good enough job getting enough people to Indy to suffice us staying on the oval, then we need to go somewhere else — just like anywhere. I'll say that about any track."

Busch is one of many drivers, like Austin Dillon, who wish the Indianapolis Road Course wasn't on the schedule. The hype around the event has dramatically decreased since it doesn't make much sense to even enter the facility if they are only racing the road course. Unfortunately, it is one of the worse decisions NASCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have made overall. Busch previously called the course a parking lot, and that it never really felt like a road course race.

Busch proves a solid point, and whether or not they were to switch between the Oval and the road course, the 2023 event is still being run on the road course. It will be the third-straight running, and hopeful Busch's thoughts will help make some kind of change in regard to this event.

The Indianapolis Road Course just seems like a traffic-jam city, and every race they have had with NASCAR running the configuration has had something controversial happen. Is it time for a change? Kyle Busch sure thinks so.

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