Monday, June 4, 2012

NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch Until June 13, Extends His Probabtion

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 4, 2012) – NASCAR has suspended driver Kurt Busch until June 13 of this year and extended his NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for his actions following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race June 2 at Dover International Speedway.

Kurt Busch violated Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; violation of probation; verbal abuse to a media member) of the 2012 NASCAR Rule Book. Kurt Busch had previously been placed on NASCAR probation May 15 for his actions during the May 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway. That probation was originally scheduled to end July 25 but has now been extended through the end of this year.

This probably isn't the best way for Busch to find sponsorship for this season or a quality ride for 2013. Joe Gibbs had talked last week about the possibility of bringing in Busch for next season, but would like to hear his comments now.

Video: Kurt Busch Chews out Reporter

Kurt Busch Statement on Suspension

MOORESVILLE, N.C., (June 4, 2012) – Below is a statement from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch regarding his one-week suspension from all NASCAR-sanctioned events and the extension of his probation until Dec. 31.

“I accept NASCAR’s decision. I put them in a box, they had to take action and it’s my fault for putting them in this position. I apologize for the comments I made to Bob Pockrass.”

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