Further sanctions for Busch announced
NASCAR has announced further sanctions for Kyle Busch following the Joe Gibbs Racing star’s deliberate wrecking of rival Ron Hornaday in Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.
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In addition to being parked for the weekend’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races, Busch has been fined $50,000 by NASCAR, and placed on probation until the end of the current calendar year.
Busch has issued a lengthy apology letter since the incident, which read in part:
“I understand why I was taken out of the car for the rest of the weekend. NASCAR officials had to act, and I accept their punishment and take full responsibility for my actions.
“As a racecar driver, the hardest thing to do is to sit on the sidelines listening to cars on the track when you know you should be out there competing. For this, I have no one to blame but myself.
“Through a lot of support from the people around me, I feel like I’ve made a lot of strides this year, but this was certainly a step backward. Moving forward, I will do everything I possibly can to represent everyone involved in a positive manner.
“However, I know my long-term actions will have more of a bearing than anything I say right now.”