In a report from Speed.com, Nascar Driver Kurt Busch Is No Longer on Team Penske Racing, Hit the Jump for the Full Story.
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Charlotte.com reported tonight that Kurt Busch has been fired by Penske Racing following an obscenity-laced tirade in the season-ending NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
In that race, Busch broke a transmission early on and afterwards yelled at ESPN pit reporter Dr. Jerry Punch, who was waiting to interview Busch. â€œCan you get this motherf—-r out of my face?â€ Busch said when Punch attempted to ask him a question. Punch later left after more obscenities were directed towards him. Busch subsequently was fined $50,000 by NASCAR for his actions.
Charlotte.com reported the formal announcement will come Monday. E-mails placed to Penske Racing Sunday night by SPEED.com were not immediately returned.
Homestead merely was the latest in a long list of controversies this season for Busch, who blew up at his crew and former Penske engineer Tom German at Richmond in May, in another obscenity heavy tirade on the team radio.
â€œI’m sorry, our day was done when Tom German decided he was in charge,â€ Busch told his team on the radio.
At Richmond in September, Busch had to be physically restrained from going after NASCAR.com reporter Joe Menzer, who asked Busch about an on-track incident with Jimmie Johnson. In his post-race interview a few minutes later, he had another angry confrontation, this one with
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