Winning 24 Cup races is not the only thing NASCAR Cup Driver Kurt Busch is well known for. The second-generation racing driver has constantly made headlines for his fiery temper and behavior on the racetrack. In fact, he was once on GQ’s "most hated athlete" list, just behind Barry Bonds and Terrell Owens. In a documentary about his life titled "The Outlaw," the NASCAR driver talks about his fall from grace on the fast track.
When it comes to documentaries Busch says, watching “everybody go up and go down and have all the problems that they do,” is what “makes America so entertaining.” The NASCAR driver adds that it is no secret that he and cameras have never really gotten along but he did this because he “had so much footage from one weekend where [he was] doing a lot of awareness around PTSD.”
On whether he considers himself a nice guy, Busch says, “Well there’s always that Busch brother problem.” He adds, “I have a fiery attitude when I put the helmet on. It’s just that mentality of when you go into battle and you’re a sports guy, you have to do what it takes to win and sometimes it rubs people the wrong way.”
Busch says his “attitude sometimes overshadows the effort” that he is putting forth and makes him into “this villain and this black hat wearing character.” He adds, that NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson “does everything the right way, is very clean and he does it at the fundamental level.”
Busch says overall, the documentary is meant “to just show me in a different lens” and show how exactly certain situations developed and garnered a particular reaction.