“Good thing I didn’t sign that deal with McLaren!” – NASCAR Drivers & Media Members React To Oscar Piastri F1 Fiasco

Chaos. Perhaps that is the right word to describe the situation surrounding Oscar Piastri and the Alpine Formula 1 team. The chaos not only spread to all corners of the F1 world, but also made its way to other forms of sports and motorsports, including NASCAR.

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What happened, in short, was that Fernando Alonso announced his departure from Alpine to Aston Martin from 2023, filling the vacant seat of a retiring Sebastian Vettel.

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This meant that Alpine also had a vacant seat that many, including Alpine, believe will be filled by their promising reserve driver Oscar Piastri. So they announced it naively.

For a few hours after the team announced the signing of the Piastri, Piastri himself announced that he will not be driving for Alpine as he reportedly has his eyes and a shot at a seat in a McLaren.

This entire episode also caught the attention of those in the stock car racing world, as they reacted like everyone else usually did.

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NASCAR also has its own situation with Kyle Busch

Kyle Busch, arguably the biggest name currently in NASCAR, could potentially get out of a drive, or if not, then out of a competitive drive next season.

This is because earlier this year Mars Inc, owner of M&M’s, Busch’s longtime sponsor, decided to retire from the sport after this season, leaving the Joe Gibbs Racing driver in need of a sponsor.

A big.

Apr 3, 2022; Richmond, Virginia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kyle Busch (18) waves to fans in the stands ahead of the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Required Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

So his team started looking for one. And with the passage of time, they have come to realize that it may not be possible to close the huge hole M&Ms leave behind, along with the deep pockets that the driver himself, initially demanded, would fill to the top.

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As the situation stands now, JGR has no answers to the sponsor question. And Kyle Busch has no clues in a team that will take him with what he wants.

Although quite recently, Busch admitted that he is willing to accept a pay cut, but if you know anything about these things, you know that this situation is far from over.

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Just like the ones with Oscar Piastri and Alpine in F1.

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