Monday, November 07, 2011

BREAKING: Busch Fined $50,000 By NASCAR

NASCAR has fined Kyle Busch $50,000 and placed him on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for his actions during the Nov. 4 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2011 NASCAR Rule Book. NASCAR took immediate action, parking Busch for the remainder of Friday night’s event and maintaining the parked position for the NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. On Monday, the parking directive was lifted by NASCAR.

In issuing Monday’s penalty, NASCAR went on to say that “if during the remaining NASCAR events in 2011 there is another action by the competitor that is deemed by NASCAR officials as detrimental to stock car racing or to NASCAR, or is disruptive to the orderly conduct of an event, the competitor will be suspended indefinitely from NASCAR.”


  1. Chris in Canada4:56 PM

    Kyle Busch, like Moody says, is probably not a monster....just incredibly slow! Every time this happens he says that "I lost my cool, or, I lost control." How many times will it take for things to click in this guys head? He is being paid millions per year to do a job most of us consider a dream yet he shows the judgement of my children (all under 10). His replacement driver on the other hand had to be one of the nicest people I have ever seen interviewed on TV. The fine and probation in my mind are a joke. Kyle should be banned for the rest of the year and then next year go on probation for a period of time. Fining him will accomplish nothing. I also don't know how any of his teammates or crew continue to hold their heads high working with him.

  2. Anonymous5:45 PM

    chris because he wins and hes not a bad guy

  3. Anonymous6:24 PM

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  4. Doug in NJ -- For the 100th time, we do not do the name-calling bit here. If you can make your point without calling names, feel free to try again. If not, please do not post here again.

  5. Mike Ashley7:41 PM

    While I am not a Kyle Bush fan, one can not take away the fact that he is one of the best there is out there today. Before everyone kicks the man while he is down lets think back a few years, the guy driving the black # 3 did some of the same things and everyone called him the hero of NASCAR, Bobby Allison, Richard Petty fueds, was said to be just good hard racing, Ricky Rudd dumping Davey Allison said to be he deserved that one. Curtis Turner, Tiny Lund there has never been any meaner or harder on other racers. Hey KB may be just what this sport needs a man in a black hat who is not scared of the devil himself and is willing to do what alot of have said for a long time let the crews and drivers settle the problems any way they see fit. Who knows if the politics were taken out of racing it might just survive.
    Mike Ashley, Rome GA

  6. Anonymous10:48 PM

    I think NASCAR did Busch a huge disservice today. 2 week probation is nothing. Busch would have to be stupid, which he isn't, or completely out of control, which he isn't, to get into trouble so soon after this. If NASCAR wants to help Busch, they needed to make it a year or heck until the end of the 2012 season. Probation would break Busch of this or see him parked for a long time. You said today on your show that Busch gets mostly into trouble in the lower series because he has less to lose there. If the probation was longer that would no longer be the case. He would be forced to learn to control himself or be parked. He isn't going to get that in the next 2 weeks.

    I read Kyle's apology and I have heard most of those words before. He has lost the benefit of the doubt with me. He has to earn that back. I hope he does, but I don't know if being parked for one weekend can fix a problem that I feel was caused by a lifetime of folks enabling him because he has talent.

  7. Anonymous10:54 PM

    Mike in Georgia,

    Chocolate Meyers challenged a guy today to name the race and the driver that Dale Earnhardt wrecked under caution or after a race. Can you? I didn't always agree with Dale's racing decisions, but they were racing ones. Most of the time he wrecked/spun somebody they were racing for position. Kyle didn't wreck Ron for a position on the track.

  8. Anonymous8:30 AM

    I am kind of surprised Joe Gibbs has not done anything. He embrassed his team sponsors etc. the day is still young lets see what happens.

  9. Anonymous9:02 AM

    Today is only Tuesday, JGR is working with sponsors to decide how to handle the situation. Whatever desision JGR makes I'm sure it will be the right one. JGR had to handle Tony with his anger issues many years ago, this situation is not much different than then. Let's just wait and see.


  10. Anonymous9:11 AM

    For some people no ammount of punishment will be enough. And that's too bad.

  11. anonymous internet genius12:11 PM

    moody always says this is an emotional sport. maybe it has gotten the best of my emotions. im sick with grief wondering about whether or not some guy who i never met will have a job this sunday.

  12. Anonymous1:26 PM

    Sorry Moody,

    It simply bothers me that the Harvick link seems to be connecting all of Kyle's troubles on track this year. and that seems to be no small coincidence.

    Doug in NJ

  13. Tom in SC9:49 PM

    A bit of philosophy here and this should maybe be posted on the rollcage facing the windshield not for the just the 18 but others as well that have problem with keeping their emotions in check."A HANS device will keep your head where it needs to be but,it cannot restrain what's going through your mind."

  14. Anonymous8:17 AM

    ESPN conducted a pole "should Kyle be fired?" If this was the beloved Junior would this pole have been taken?