Friday, November 25, 2011
Busch Fined 50K By NASCAR
NASCAR determined that Kurt Busch violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – inappropriate hand gesture; abusive language) of the 2011 NASCAR Rule Book.
In issuing the penalty, NASCAR cited Kurt Busch's "poor judgment in making an inappropriate hand gesture" when he drove his car into the garage early in the race after it experienced transmission problems. In addition, NASCAR said Kurt Busch showed "disrespect towards a media member" during an obscenity filled tirade directed at ESPN pit reporter Dr. Jerry Punch. NASCAR cited similar inappropriate media confrontations involving Busch earlier in the season in their announcement of the penalty.