According to the Charlotte Observer’s website on Sunday night, Kurt Busch has been fired from Penske Racing. At the time of the report, there was no official report of Busch’s release, but the Observer story claimed having numerous sources.
Busch had a tumultuous 2011 season that included behavior that came to ahead during the Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November with him being caught on camera “flipping off” someone as he drove his car to the garage early in the race following a transmission failure. Later the same day, Busch went on a tirade, directed at ESPN reporter, Dr. Jerry Punch.
A few days after the Homestead incidents, NASCAR fined Busch $50,000. Throughout the season, Busch could be heard over in-race radio communications berating his No. 22 Penske Racing crew.
Busch made the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup, but late season performance issues resulted in the driver dropping outside the top-10 and finishing out the season 11th in point...