MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Kyle Busch has been showered in confetti and sprayed champagne in every victory lane in NASCAR.
So when the traditional pit stop for race winners in Phoenix underwent a makeover this season, the 2015 series champion knew his way around the site enough to have some gripes about the reconfiguration.
The fans cramped his party so much that their screams reverberated in his ears, and the setting was hardly ideal for the post-race pageantry.
Busch made a pitch worthy of his own HGTV home-improvement special.
“I don’t know why people don’t ask me what we need in victory lane,” Busch said. “I go to enough of them. Just ask me what we need, all right? I’ll fix them.”
Few drivers in NASCAR history know how to win quite like Busch. He did it eight times in Cup this season – he’s closing in on 200 national series victories overall – and again represents Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCAR’s final four.
If Busch takes the checkered flag in his No. 18 Toyota again Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he won’t have a single complaint.
He’ll be the NASCAR champion.