Found November 11, 2011 on From the Marbles:
It's one of the truisms of NASCAR that every major story has about a six-and-a-half-day lifespan: the time between the checkered flag of one race and the green flag of the next. With little to do between races but wait and debate, every story gets chewed into a fine paste over the course of the working week. And then, like the changing of the seasons, each new race brings a whole fresh crop of storylines to fascinate and titillate the fans and the media. If the story is "these two drivers just plain don't like each other," that's one thing. But in a case where you've got a driver who's put himself at a career crossroads, as we had with Kyle Busch last weekend in Texas, everyone involved owes it to the driver and the sport to get the matter resolved as soon as possible. NASCAR acted swiftly. Joe Gibbs Racing and M&M/Mars did not. They left Busch twisting in the wind for an entire week, exposing him to escalating levels of criticism that far outweig...

Busch apologetic, remorseful after incident

The Kyle Busch apology tour hit Phoenix Friday. Appearing alongside team owner Joe Gibbs, Busch took the blame again for his actions in last week's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway which led to him being parked for a Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series race - and led to his sponsor M&M's dumping him for the final two Sprint Cup races this year...

Mars removes Busch from M&M's car

Mars Inc. is removing driver Kyle Busch from the No. 18 Toyota Camry M&M's car for the final two races of the season, according to the candy company. The action is a result of an incident in last week's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, Mars said in a release Thursday. Busch intentionally wrecked fellow driver Ron Hornaday Jr. under caution...

Contrite Kyle Busch vows to learn lesson

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kyle Busch has paid his penance, now its time to move on. On Friday, one week after Busch intentionally wrecked Camping World Truck Series title contender Ron Hornaday Jr. at Texas Motor Speedway, Busch expressed regret for his actions on the track. Im utmost apologetic to everyone that has gone through this situation and theres no one to blame but myself, Busch...

AP Source: Busch replaced by Hamlin at Homestead

One of Kyle Busch's sponsors has asked for him to be removed from the season-ending Nationwide Series race, The Associated Press has learned. Multiple people familiar with Busch's schedule told the AP that Z-Line Designs wants to use Denny Hamlin instead of Busch in next weekend's Nationwide race at Homestead. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because Busch...

M&M's won't back Busch for rest of 2011

Troubles continue to mount for NASCAR driver Kyle Busch since his on-track incident with Ron Hornaday in last weekend's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.M&M's, the sponsor of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup Series entry driven by Busch, has pulled its sponsorship of the car for the remaining two races on the 2011 schedule -- Sunday...

Sponsor wants Kyle Busch pulled from Nationwide finale

The fallout from Kyle Busch's road rage at Texas continued Thursday when one of his sponsors asked for him to be removed from the season-ending Nationwide Series race, the Associated Press has learned.

Kyle Busch to race Cup event in Phoenix without main sponsor

A person familiar with the plans says Kyle Busch will be allowed to race in the final two Sprint Cup Series events but not with main sponsor M&M's.

VIDEO: Kyle Busch Apologizes

Kyle Busch will be driving the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry from Joe Gibbs Racing this weekend at Phoenix. (FVP had it wrong.) Here's some of his statements, along with statements from Joe Gibbs.

Interstate Batteries on #18, M&M’s to return in 2012

The #18 of Kyle Busch will be sponsored by Interstate Batteries this weekend at Phoenix. Busch was parked last week at Texas after intentionally wrecking Ron Hornaday under caution during a Camping World Truck series race. NASCAR later fined the driver $50,000 and kept him on probation until the end of the year. M&M’s, the primary sponsor of Busch, opted to pull their name...

Potts' Shots: Can Kyle Busch Mature?

Kyle Busch to face more penalties from JGR

Joe Gibbs says he never considered firing Kyle Busch over the drivers' road rage incident in the Truck Series race at Texas.

Busch apologetic in comments about Texas

Kyle Busch and team owner Joe Gibbs addressed the driver's Texas incident and ensuing reactions Friday at Phoenix International Raceway.

HEMBREE: The Biggest Loser

Kyle Busch’s latest imbroglio is a big slap in the face to his teammates…

Race 35 Preview – 2011 Kobalt Tools 500 from Phoenix

The race: Next up is the Kobalt Tools 500 from Phoenix The story: Last time out Jeff Gordon led 138 laps to get the win and quiet skeptics that thought he was washed up. Kyle Busch didn’t wreck anyone and … Continue reading →
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