Joey Gase came to Garrett Smithley on Tuesday to tell Kyle Busch to re-examine his facts before pointing a finger at them.
Busch Criticizes Smithley and Gases for Driving – After Contacting Smithley and Hindering Gases – Late The inaugural Cup playoffs in Las Vegas on Sunday gave Busch a 19th place finish.
Busch said in an interview on NBCSN: " We are the top class in motorsport, and we have people who have it. I've never won a late model race on the track. It's pathetic, they do not know where to go. What else do you do?
Gases kicked in an extended tweet on Tuesday.
Here's a transcript of this post:
" Well, somebody (Sunday) night hinted that I've never won a late model race. As you can see in the following pictures, I have gained some of my days and just wanted to tell a little bit about my story and to thank the people who helped me to get where I am today.
" My dad I used to drive at the local short track level, so I fell in love with the race. When I was 4 years old, my dad got my first yard cart and made hundreds of laps on the driveway every day. When I turned 1
" When I was 16 years old, I was the youngest to ever win the Track Modeling Championship in the Late Model Division at Hawkeye Downs Speedway and compete against some of the best in the Midwest, like Johnny Spaw, Tim Plummer , McGrath, Doughly Fleck, Brad Osborn, and The grips The list goes on and at this point my career began.
" This was only possible because a friend of the family believed in me and bought my first two late models and the associated engines. Our crew consisted of my father, my uncle, my grandfather and me. My parents were not rich, my father worked at a coal-fired power plant for over 20 years and my mother was a hairdresser. My whole family and many people who believed in me had to make an effort to be where I am today and I can not thank them enough.
" We've achieved a lot of cool things over the year. My best memories are that after the death of my mother, I regained my first race, finishing fifth with Jimmy Means Racing in Talladega, almost that Missed my first start in the Daytona 500 and was the best placed freshman (23 rd ).
" I have to thank Jimmy Means for giving me a great opportunity and allowing me to establish myself in NASCAR, almost without funding when we started, and with Carl Long for To pick me up again after my big sponsor from last year did not stand by his obligations and notified me in mid-December.
" We have to work for every sponsor we get, and I'm proud to say that I have 30 different sponsors this year and would not be here without them. I also have to thank all my fans for always being with me.
Gases Tweet follows Smithley's rebuke from Busch late Monday afternoon and gives him the side of contact with the former Cup champion.
NASCAR America analysts Steve Letarte, Kyle Petty and Nate Ryan discussed Monday whether Bush had been wrong in his critique.