Found October 08, 2012 on
The Mark Graham Sports Blog:
Kurt Busch is at it again.
At Sunday's Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500, Busch spun out on lap 99 and ran out of gas. The safety crew arrived and Kurt Busch in typical Kurt Busch fashion ignored them and drove off with the safety crew's supply bag on top his car.
NASCAR promptly parked Busch and his #51 car and was done for the day.
Busch said that his helmet was off and therefore could not hear the communication from his team to stop immediately.
"My understanding is Kurt had his helmet off, I was relaying the message from NASCAR to him but I don't think he could hear me," said Phoenix Racing GM Steve Barkdoll.
Did Busch need the safety crew? Probably not, but they were just doing their job and, hey, what else did you expect from a race sponsored by a roadside assistance group.
BEST OF MAXIM
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch spun out on the 99th lap of the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at the Talledega Superspeedway. Then he ditched his safety crew. He literally drove off against their wishes without wearing his helmet. You can check out the action at 1:57 in the video. You’ll see the crew’s safety equipment fly off of Busch’s car.
Kurt Busch’s final race with Phoenix Racing started out well, and Busch took the No. 51 to the lead. However, he unexpectedly ran out of gas and was wrecked on Lap 99.
Safety workers arrived on the scene and Busch appeared to be all right after firing up his damaged race car.
But adding insult to injury, Busch was parked by NASCAR because he drove away with an equipment bag belonging...
Despite a misunderstanding with NASCAR on Sunday, Kurt Busch will make his debut in the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway as planned.
Busch was leading the Good Sam 500 at Talladega Superspeedway when his car ran out of fuel and he was hit from behind. The driver removed his helmet and climbed from the car to check whether it was still drivable...
Kurt Busch's luck ran out at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday -- along with NASCAR's patience.
Busch was leading the Good Sam 500 in his final run with Phoenix Racing when he ran out of fuel and got slammed from behind on Lap 99.
"I'm out of fuel and I got wrecked," Busch said on the radio. "Why am I out of gas? ... probably because I'm getting side...
While leading at Talladega Superspeedway Kurt Busch’s No. 51 Chevrolet ran out of gas. It was a surprise to Busch and the team as they had expected to have another five laps of fuel in the car.
As Busch’s car showed he was turned into the wall bringing out a caution.
Once on pit road Busch attempted to take off NASCAR’s safety crew without his helmet on and with equipment on...
NASCAR announces no further penalty for Kurt Busch following Talladega. Busch was involved in a wreck on lap 98. When safety crews attempted to provide assistance to him he got back into his car and drove off dumping equipment on the track.When asked to stop Busch did not. He later said he did not hear the command to stop his car because he was not wearing his helmet.Busch has been...
Kurt Busch had his last race with Phoenix Racing end prematurely from an accident then a bizarre scene afterwards. Busch had gotten out of his car to review the damage, then jumped back in and tried to drive back into the garage. Problem was medical personal were already trying to attend to Busch as he sped off. Because of that NASCAR parked Busch for the remainder of the race. Below...
Officials for NASCAR are considering whether to further discipline driver Kurt Busch after he ignored requests to stop his car following a wreck on lap 98 at Talladega Superspeedway. Busch was parked for the remainder of the race after he drove away while emergency workers were attempting to provide him with assistance.Busch has been on probation since unacceptable verbal comments...
NASCAR is reviewing whether Kurt Busch will face further penalty for ignoring official requests to stop his car after a Lap 98 wreck Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.NASCAR parked Busch for the remainder of the Sprint Cup race because he drove away from the wreck with emergency workers still in the process of providing him and the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet assistance, and...
Regan Smith and Kurt Busch are trading places - at least for now.
Smith, 29, will drive the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet at Charlotte Motor Speedway while Busch takes over the seat in the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet for the remainder of the season and on to next year.
"We're looking forward to having Regan in our car," said Phoenix Racing general manager Steve...