Kyle Busch Suspended
November 5, 2011 by staff
Kyle Busch Suspended, Kyle Busch has beeen ? parked for Sunday’s Sprint race Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series race Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway after the crash deliberately Ron Hornaday’s career Friday night Camping World Truck Series.
“[Busch was parked for the race on Friday night is] made under section 9.12 of the regulations, giving NASCAR the authority to react during a weekend. And after the event and after a good part of the conversation and discussion that NASCAR has decided to maintain the park position on the truck driver 18 for the rest of the weekend, “said NASCAR president Mike Helton Saturday morning.
“So basically what this means is that Kyle Busch will not participate today and tomorrow in the NASCAR event in Texas.”
Joe Gibbs, owner of Busch ? team in the Cup and Nationwide Series ?, ? was at home in North Carolina and not on the track Friday night. ? He flew to Texas on Saturday morning and met with NASCAR officials and Busch. Gibbs said ? “trusts” NASCAR’s decision. He ? not disclose what he told Busch in his 1-on-1 ? meeting, but said he “had to come here and meet everyone who had to find.” In other words, Busch, who was not ejected from the track, you have to make the rounds to apologize.
Busch is the first suspension of a driver after the “boys have at it” NASCAR ? statement â € “a statement that has been stated on numerous occasions over the past two years with respect to discipline the driver.
“The responsibility for the past two or three seasons we have given the drivers came back, I think, with a very clear understanding that there could be a line crossed,” said Helton. “And as annoying as the comments I have personally done in the past of” will we know when we see it “could have been, what we saw last night.”
Michael McDowell will drive No. 18 Busch car on Sunday.
Busch is in seventh place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, 57 points behind points leader Carl Edwards with three races remaining. Busch met with officials of the series before the start of the session of Saturday morning’s first practice at Texas Motor Speedway.
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