Races, tracks, drivers and all the drama that comes along with it
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:05 pm
NASCAR is reviewing whether Kurt Busch will face further penalty for ignoring official requests to stop his car after a lap 98 wreck on 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 #51 Phoenix Racing Chevy assistance, and because there was emergency medical equipment on the track. NASCAR officials told ESPN.com the incident is under review. Penalties typically are announced on Tuesday. Busch is on probation through the end of the year for verbally abusing a reporter in June. He also was suspended from the Sprint Cup race at Pocono
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:07 pm
can only else see the humor in the 51 car possibly being on the track Sunday while the 78 is not? At least I hope they punish the driver, and not the team. This is a unique situation
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:31 pm
I forgot he was on probation, which means he wont get in trouble (maybe double secret probation) because if he does get in trouble doesnt that park him for the year?
Imagine that. before he moves to the 78 team he gets suspended for the year. LOL
talk about karma.
Dinger might have a ride after all LOL.
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:32 pm
They were talking about this on Race Hub. They were talking fines and possible suspension. To be honest, I didn't think too much of it at the time. I appreciated that he got through an interview intelligently and didn't spit in anyone's face. Part of the penalty yesterday was being on the track without his helmet, aside from the emergency crew, etc. I would laugh if they suspended him. It would only hurt the 78 team as far as him not driving. They can put someone else in the car. It might be a blessing in disguise for the 78 team, a suspension may save them up to 6 cars...
If the elf is suspended, Regan needs to be back in the 78. They're all familiar with one another and no need for a new seat. Regan is a stand-up guy who would probably do that for them. AJ can have the 51, as far as I'm concerned. A little seat time might get him somewhere in the future. IMO
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:07 am
If Kurt got suspended for the rest of the year, I would laugh at Furniture Row. They deserve to have to struggle to find a driver at the last minute from the way they booted Regan Smith with just a couple races to go. And if they asked Regan to finish the year now, if I was him, I would probably tell them to f... off. lol
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:59 am
To a point I agree DanicaFan, but to be honest, he's a good guy that would probably help them out. But that depends on the agreement he has with Finch. After all, he could probably use the money to move back to NC and it would serve Furniture Row right to use their money to do that. It's all speculation anyway, depending on what NASCAR does, or doesn't do. Who knows, he might just get fined.
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:45 pm
Kurt Busch won't face further penalties for ignoring official requests to stop his car after a Lap 98 wreck at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR officials said Tuesday. NASCAR parked Busch for the remainder of Sunday's Sprint Cup race because he drove away from the wreck with emergency workers still in the process of providing him and the #51 Phoenix Racing Chevy assistance, and because there was emergency medical equipment on the track. Busch said he never heard NASCAR's repeated requests to stop because he'd taken off his helmet that contains radio communication equipment. "I got out of the car and surveyed the damage, saw that it could still roll so I jumped back in," Busch told reporters at Talladega. "That is the competitor in me, which is the desire that I have and that is what gets misconstrued all the time." Busch was leading at the time of the wreck that was caused when his car ran out of gas. The 2004 Cup champion finished 39th in his final race for Phoenix Racing before moving over to the #78 at Furniture Row Racing to get a head start on the 2013 season. "This is the way my life works," Busch said. "I am leading, I wreck, I run out of gas. I'm still that competitive guy that tried to get back in the race and now NASCAR is yelling at me because I don't have my helmet on and I'm trying to get it to the garage so the guys can work on it. Now I'm in trouble, now I have this little storm right here. This is my life. I'm not complaining. I put myself in a lot of these situations, but it's on to good things now moving forward. I got all the bad luck out of the way. This year has been a great year to test me in every way." Busch is on probation through the end of the year for verbally abusing a reporter in June. He also was suspended from the Sprint Cup race at Pocono
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:59 am
For once, I think this was an ok call. Parking him when they maybe could have gone back out was appropriate, IMO