bill-swift - June 6, 2012
I'd be willing to bet that back in his younger years Kurt Busch was constantly in the principal's office and probably for the same thing. I'd also be willing to bet that every time after he left he grumbled to his friends about how 'the man' was out to get him. He'd then proceed to do whatever it was that got him in trouble the first time again.
Should that be the case then he certainly hasn't learned a thing over the years. The difference now is that he no longer goes to the principal's office; now he's NASCAR's problem.
This time Busch went into a mini-tirade when a reporter asked him a question after Saturday's Nationwide Race. Busch knew he was likely going to get in trouble for his extracurricular activities during the race involving Justin Allgaier, since he was already on probation for a mess in Darlington last month.
This is what he said:
"It refrains me from not beating the (expletive) out of you right now because you ask me stupid questions. But since I'm on probation, I suppose that's improper to say as well."
Yea, you can't threaten reporters Kurt; no matter how stupid their questions might be.
As a result, NASCAR has decided to suspend him for a week meaning he'll miss the action at the Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania this weekend. Since being informed of the punishment Busch has taken responsibility for his actions, and acknowledged the corner he had painted NASCAR officials in that forced them to act.
Through 13 races he is 26th on the leader board with 275 points. He has yet to win a Sprint Cup race this season, but does one top ten finish.
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