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Kurt Busch met with NASCAR officials prior to Sunday's FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks.
Vice president of competition Robin Pemberton asked to speak with Busch after the drivers' meeting. Busch went to the NASCAR Sprint Cup hauler after chapel. What happens in the hauler stays in the hauler, but it's likely the discussion involved an exchange Busch had with a reporter on Saturday.
After a heated battle between Busch and Justin Allgaier on the racetrack, the drivers reviewed the chain of events on pit road. Following a postrace interview with TV, Busch was asked by another reporter if he raced differently while on probation. The driver delivered a barb along the lines that probation certainly affected the way he approached the media.
Busch has his supporters in the garage. Richard Childress says he would hire Busch in a heartbeat if there was some guarantee that the baggage remained at the door. No doubt, Busch is one of the top racers in NASCAR.
Busch's former crew chief Pat Tryson says he never worked with a driver that was more generous to his crew outside of the race car and his philanthropic side is underreported.
The problem for Busch right now is this is a make-or-break year for the former NASCAR Cup champion -- and being on probation just heightens the pressure. Busch has to realize as long as he's in the public eye he will be under a magnifying glass. But ultimately, Busch's own behavior will determine his fate.
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During Saturday’s Nationwide race at Dover, Kurt Busch may have found himself a new nemesis in young driver Justin Allgaier. According to Busch, Allgaier thought Busch hit him to start the race and was trying to get back at him for it throughout the rest of the afternoon. The two exchanged words after the race before Busch went off on a Sporting News reporter for asking him about...
It's been less than six months since Phoenix Racing team owner James Finch made a handshake deal with driver Kurt Busch.
Finch took a chance on Busch after the driver parted ways with Penske Racing. For Finch, it was an opportunity to benchmark his single-car operation against the powerhouses in the sport with a former champion, one who has 24 career wins on a variety of tracks...
Well that didn’t take long, Kurt Busch managed to get himself suspended from next weeks race at Pocono. It seems that getting fired from two race teams and being put on probation this season was enough to wake up Kurt Busch.
I feel bad for Phoenix Racing. As the season began they had sponsorship, faith in a man who has screwed up every other opportunity, and possibly their...
Kurt Busch is one of the most talented drivers in NASCAR. He's a former Series champion and winner of over 20 Sprint Cup races. However, he is also one of the biggest jerks in sports. His list of feuds with other drivers is a mile long, as are his incidents of vulgar, abrasive abuse of reporters, crew members, and people in general. After his most high-profile instance...
Kurt Busch has been known to get a little fired up. He's vented in interviews and called out fellow NASCAR drivers. But on Sunday, when he turned his rage on a reporter, the classic Kurt Busch rant may have gone too far. When asked about his current probation -- for a run-in with the crew of driver Ryan Newman -- Busch let reporter Bob Pockrass have it. He's now been suspended...
The news that Kurt Busch was suspended by NASCAR for his actions following the Nationwide series race at Dover International Speedway may not come as that big of a surprise given the attention it grabbed nationwide. It was a foolish moment at a time when discretion would have been the better part of valor.
The saddest part of the story is that he had the opportunity to race at...
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NASCAR has suspended Phoenix Racing Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch for this weekend's race at Pocono. Busch verbally abused a member of the media following Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Dover.
In addition to the suspension, NASCAR has extended Busch's probation through the end of the year. The probation was originally set to end July...
NASCAR has suspended driver Kurt Busch until June 13 and extended
his NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for his actions following the
NASCAR Nationwide Series race June 2 at Dover International
Kurt Busch has raced in 413 races over his 13-year NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Career. His resume includes one Sprint Cup Championship, 24 wins, 88 top fives, 170 top tens, 15 poles, and myriad behavioral problems resulting in numerous probations, fines, and suspensions as well as two firings. His most recent suspension was earned two [...]
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
The moment we all figured was on the verge of happening came through on Monday. After recent issues on the track - and off the track – Kurt Busch has pushed the envelope just far enough to warrant a suspension from NASCAR.
NASCAR released a statement today:
NASCAR has suspended driver Kurt Busch until June 13 of this year and...
Kurt Busch and girlfriend Patrica Driscoll
Kurt Busch made headlines again this weekend for the wrong reasons. Today NASCAR has punished the driver for verbal abuse to a media member following his words to reporter Bob Pockrass following a fourth place run in Saturday’s Nationwide race.
This comes after Busch had been placed on probation and fined $50,000 after during a burnout...