Kurt Busch Suspended By NASCAR For Actions After Dover Nationwide Race

By Riley Schmitt

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Kurt Busch is really not liking his new job at Phoenix Racing.  The hotheaded driver has been suspended until June 13th and his probation will now last until the end of 2012.  Kurt Busch is suspended for telling a reporter that he was going to fight him after the Nationwide race at Dover.


NASCAR has suspended Kurt Busch until June 13 and has extended his probation until Dec. 31 for his actions following the Nationwide Series race June 2 at Dover International Speedway.

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. Busch had been placed on probation May 15 for his actions during the May 12 Sprint Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway. That probation was scheduled to end July 25.

See, Kurt Busch is a fantastic driver when his head is on straight.  However, I can not remember when the last time that actually happened.  He lets his head get in the way of his driving ability.  There is a reason that no one would touch him in the offseason.  He is poison to sponsors and teams alike.

Maybe this latest incident will keep Kurt Busch under control.  NASCAR will keep suspending him until he gets the message.  He will either be barred from NASCAR or he will shape up.  It is that simple.

Kurt Busch needs to grow up and become a man.  He once won a NASCAR championship, but that seems like so long ago.

Riley Schmitt is a writer for Rant Sports.

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