This Is Late In Coming, But Better Late ThanNever

I've got to give Kyle Busch credit. Not for winning something like 21 combined NASCAR races this year in all 3 of NASCAR's premier series, although he does deserve credit for that too, but for what he did with his winnings after his last win at Texas in the NASCAR Nationwide race there.

With this 10th win in the Nationwide Series Kyle tied former champ Sam Ard for most wins in a season which he established in 1983.

In 1984 Ard sustained head injuries in a crash at Rockingham during the next-to-last race of the season. The crash effectively ended Ard's career, but he still won the 1984 title by 426 points over Jack Ingram even though he didn't drive in the final race.

Ard was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in May of 2005 and had a serious ATV accident in April of 2007 requiring reconstructive surgery for broken bones above his left eye and his left cheekbone. The surgery ate up virtually all of the Ard's savings. Sam has also now been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease too.

Kyle donated the $100,000 dollars in winnings to the former Nationwide Series (then called the Busch Series) Champ Ard.

"Sam Ard is one of the pioneers of this [series], and to be tied with him at 10 wins is something that's pretty spectacular and really, really special to me," Busch said. "I'm going to try to help him out and see what I can do. It's not much, but it's something that can try to help." -nascar.com

I don't care what your opinion is of Kyle Busch, love him or hate him it doesn't matter, but one thing that everyone should be in agreement about is the kindness of this gesture and no one, absolutely no one has a leg to stand on against that.


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