The 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power is open to taking Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch in a fighting match.
The Team Penske’s IndyCar driver, who grew up fighting on the streets of Toowoomba, said that he would rather have Busch in a fight than Kevin Harvick.
With the trend of social media celebrities competing in boxing matches going on right now, Power wants to follow such a trend himself.
“I would be down to fight after races,” Power said after leading the field on Friday at Detroit’s Belle Isle. “I think it would be awesome. I’ve been watching really with interest these celebrities, YouTube celebrities, fighting people. Man, I got to get in on this.”
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He was asked what he expected to see during Saturday night’s debut for the SRX racing series, to which he replied:
“Fights. All the stuff people watch racing for, nothing to do with the technicality. All the training you do, take someone out, crash and fight, for crying out loud. I just think it would be awesome if we had fights afterwards, no?
“A couple of drivers, one IndyCar driver should do it with a NASCAR driver. I’d put my hand up for the IndyCar driver, to be the one.”
Andretti Autosport’s Alexander Rossi, another participant in the press conference, then asked Power as to who he will fight in NASCAR.
“Who do you want to fight in NASCAR?” the 2016 Indy 500 winner asked.
“Kyle Busch, maybe. Probably wouldn’t go for (Kevin) Harvick because I think he can fight pretty well.”