Kurt Busch felt NASCAR's wrath once again this week - and it wasn't entirely undeserved.
Busch was penalized $50,000 and placed on probation until July 25 for "actions detrimental to stock car racing; reckless driving on pit road; involved in an altercation with another competitor after the completion of race" following Saturday night's Southern 500.
Certainly, Busch's "actions" during the heat of the battle - on the track or off - will not likely make him a NASCAR poster boy any time soon despite his Sprint Cup championship status. However, while the postrace video of the altercation between the Nos. 39 and 51 on pit road was replayed repeatedly, the footage of Busch "buzzing" Ryan Newman's crew - which apparently was the catalyst for the entire incident - reviewed on SPEED's practice coverage on Friday afternoon wasn't nearly as precarious as the No. 39 team previously portrayed.
After Busch blew a tire in the closing laps of the race, he and Newman entered the pits at the same...