Joe Gibbs tires of Kyle Busch’s potty mouth at Pocono

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Joe Gibbs is a straight-laced, conservative and very religious man.

One of his drivers, Kyle Busch, is more of the fast-and-loose type, not afraid to speak what’s on his mind – even if the timing is wrong or is yet another example of Busch being at his less-than-classy best.

For the most part, Gibbs is like a fisherman: he has given Busch more than enough line when he doesn’t necessarily need to.

But sometimes even the coach has enough of Kyle being Kyle.

Such was the case during this past Sunday’s Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway. Busch was having a trying day at the time with a car that, shall we say, was less than cooperating.

So to vent his anger at his ride, Busch started dropping one profanity after another, all to be heard over the team radio – and monitored by the thousands of fans with scanners in the grandstands.

One particular Busch rant, which seemed to have one curse word interjected with every other two or three normal words, finally caused Coach Joe to say enough is enough.

But rather than call Busch out on the radio, Gibbs played it cool, calm and discrete. He tapped crew chief Dave Rogers on the shoulder and in a low voice expressed his disdain.

Rogers got the message and passed along Gibbs’ exasperation.

Basically, Gibbs wanted Busch to stop having such a potty mouth.

Hey K-B, got coach [Gibbs] here on my shoulder telling me and you both to use better language on the radio.”

Oh, the humanity, Kyle Busch just got his hand slapped for all to see (and hear). Needless to say, Busch cleaned up his language – and his act – from that point on and finished a respectable 12th when the checkered flag dropped.

Kyle is probably lucky Gibbs didn’t take it a step further after the race and give Busch a spanking or try to wash his mouth out with soap. They certainly would have been merited.

Check out Busch’s rant (around 0:40) among some of the other key moments on team radios during Sunday’s race in the video below.

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F1 2017 driver review: Carlos Sainz Jr.

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Carlos Sainz Jr.

Teams: Scuderia Toro Rosso (1-16), Renault (17-20)
Car No.: 33
Races: 20
Wins: 0
Podiums: 0
Best Finish: P4 (Singapore)
Pole Positions: 0
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 54
Championship Position: 9th

Carlos Sainz Jr. has always been compared to Max Verstappen given their relative rise and stint together at Toro Rosso, but the Spaniard began to forge his own impressive path through 2017, securing himself a works drive with Renault in the process.

Alongside the struggling Daniil Kvyat for much of the season, Sainz led Toro Rosso’s charge, scoring 48 of its 53 points with a string of impressive drives. His headline moment came in Singapore when he matched Verstappen’s best result in Toro Rosso colors by finishing fourth, capitalizing on the start-line crash and the wet weather with a strong display.

Sainz’s displays led to a call from Renault, who announced just two days before his star display in Singapore he would be joining up for 2018 on loan from Red Bull. However, the deal was accelerated after a deal was brokered to secure Jolyon Palmer’s departure, allowing Sainz to join up from the United States GP onwards.

Sainz made an immediate impression, completing a perfect race en route to seventh on debut for Renault to secure six points that would prove crucial in the final constructors’ championship standings as the French team beat Toro Rosso to P6 in the standings at the last race of the year.

Red Bull retains an option on Sainz’s future beyond 2018, making him a candidate for a seat with its senior team should Daniel Ricciardo opt to leave. Failing that, Renault could offer Sainz the platform he needs to continue his rapid rise in F1 and establish himself at the front of the pack for many years to come.

Season High: Finishing fourth in Singapore after dodging the start-line drama.

Season Low: Crashing out in his final Toro Rosso appearance on the first lap at Suzuka.