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JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

Posted on: November 6, 2011 11:15 am
Edited on: November 6, 2011 11:22 am
Posted by Brian De Los Santos

Could the latest flare-up of Kyle Busch's temper cost him his sponsor?

Through its Facebook page, M&M's, primary sponsor of Busch's No. 18 car, has let it be known they're unhappy with his behavior.

"My boss asked me to share this: The recent actions by Kyle Busch are not consistent with the values of M&M'S and we're very disappointed. Like you, we hold those who represent our brand to a higher standard and we have expressed our concerns directly to Joe Gibbs Racing."

Also see: NASCAR suspends Kyle Busch for Texas weekend | Kyle Busch apology letter

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Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 7:18 pm

JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

M&M/Mars is going to pull it's sponsorship of Kyle Busch at the end of the 2011 season.  They are looking at sponsorship of RPM driver AJ Allmendinger.
Seeing the number 43 with M&Ms? I don't know if I would like that lol. Tongue out

That Best Buy 43 is looking pretty fine. 

Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:21 am

JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

Pack your rain gear bored you may need it. I've been part of the politics: real quick one here, I came back from the drivers meeting at Phoenix in 1989. Noticed the Scale Sticker on the top left side of my windshield. Ask the guys if they ran the car over NASCAR's scales. They said nope and pointed at a NASCAR official.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 9:27 pm

JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

Crazy.  If you're serious, I might take you up on that sometime.  I'm about 8 hours driving away.  I'm coming to the races this weekend, but I'm kinda a guest of a large family this time.  That's funny about the front spoiler and the rear wing.  Not laugh out loud funny.  But it sounds like big league auto racing probably in fact does have the politics/crooked BS that some smaller tracks I'm familiar with.  One would think it would be more "professional." 

Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 9:25 am

JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

AZMO, just pulling the chain.  KB needs to get this figured out and soon.  The guy falls apart this time of year.

Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 8:46 am

JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

Bored - hey like I told Danny, come on out and I'll get you in the Garage with me. There are a lot of things that never make twitter that are going on. Prime example; did you know there is someone very high up in NASCAR that financially benefitted from the front Spoiler and Rear Wing on the first C.O.T.? They received payments for some three years. Coach was with me in the Garage area this year when I was told that. That has never made Twitter and Coach knows the name of the guy - so - just saying not everthing makes the social media that has a strong foundation.

Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 8:26 am

JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

Lockport - wow a personal attack, ouch! That almost hurts - LOL Send me you e-mail address in a PM and I'll forward you just one of many program pages I have on my racing days, we'll pick Phoenix since that's where I've raced against your friend Ron.

I'm not a KB lover, he PO'd me when he hooked Ron, that move wasn't called for but I am sick and tired of tools like you and those in the media that don't like anyone that isn't their fav.

So when you want to compare our years in racing, let me know I'll go head to head with you. It's people like you that have never seen a green flag from the inside of a helmet that really need to chill out as truly the only thing you know is what the press tells you.

While you sit behind your keyboard I'll be in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Garage Area and on Pit Road at Phoenix from Friday till Sunday.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 7, 2011 8:41 pm

JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

And you lose creditibility by condoning/agreeing with what Kyle Busch did.  If Harvick is the instigator in that, then Kyle should line up for the restart and dump Harvick.  But that is the most blantant and unnecessary over reaction I've ever seen in my racing life, to something that was so freakin little and was at least 50% on Kyle anyway.  Hornaday had him cleared and Kyle tried to pin him against the lapper, and got so close to him that he caused the accident himself.  Just like Bristol when he wrecked himself while racing with Sadler, then gets it in his head that Harvick is after him, so he loses his head and dumps Sadler. 

Kyle Busch has proved he is a good guy when things are going good, but he is the most immature and sorest loser to ever strap on a helmet.  Kudos to Harvick for taking advantage of that and pushing his buttons so Kyle makes a donkey out of himself. 

Not only that, I would think that if Harvick is to blame in all this, there would be at least one credible person that would come out to Kyle's defense.  There's been no twitter comments or any other statements by anyone saying KHI got what they deserved.  I've read countless on the other hand that are against Kyle in this situation.  

Since: Oct 19, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2011 8:07 pm

JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

Parent company MARS would be wise to keep Kyle,this guy gives them top billing every week. I won't stop buying M&M's because of Kyle!

Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2011 4:43 pm

JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

Your mini-article is a joke. You are such a Busch lover that your mind is clouded with an alternate reality.  No way is he threatened by KH or RCR to the point that he had to go out and wreck Horny and ruin his chance at a championship title.  Busch is a psycho baby who can't handle getting beat, plain and simple.  All you Busch lovers need to open your eyes and see what a jerk this punk really is.  I also think that Harvick is nothing more than a big mouthed punk who runs at drivers only when his crew is there to bail his butt out.  Both need to sit down with someone like Jeff Burton or Matt Kenseth and see what a true professional is all about.  But back to you az you really need to shut the hell up with all your BS about knowing this and knowing that.  Anyone with a computer and internet can run their mouth and make claims about stuff that can't be proved.  You only look like a mental case trying to sound like someone he/she is not. Just enjoy the sport and quit running off at the chops, please! 

Since: Mar 13, 2009
Posted on: November 7, 2011 3:56 pm

JGR sponsor expresses concern about Kyle Busch

Jedi - do you have a press realease on that? Talked to an account rep with Mars and they are 100% in with Kyle and JGR from what she said.

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