Report: Kurt Busch fired by Penske Racing

Dec 4, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Scene Daily

Busch has spent the last six years at Penske and was under contract for next season but apparently his conduct was too much for team owner Roger Penske or team sponsor Shell/Pennzoil. Recently fined $50,000 for an obscene gesture and an expletive-laden tirade at an ESPN reporter in the season finale at Homestead, Busch, the 2004 Cup champion, had a ... (more)

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Kevin Harvick

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it is honestly a pity that we can let social media, a cell phone tattletale, destroy one of the GREATEST racers careers for next season.. NASCAR needs to quit letting pathetic losers inside the track who instead of watching the race, are walking around hoping to get video to put on utube..
Also, football needs to quit employing convicted felons, just to be FAIR to the NASCAR drivers who lose their tempers after their car is wrecked earely in a race.. it is only fair that fom now on when a basketball, baseball, soccur, football "star", and TIGER WOODS, get caught with mistresses or hookers, shooting a gun, beating up a girlfriend, molesting a kid, etc that they too be FIRED.. congratulations,, we have now entered the twilight zone, big brother, the cell phone is watching us all all the time... what is going to happen when someone with a cell phone follows Jr and gets some spicey video to show the world what a fraud HMS has there?????? what will NASCAR do as they once again will be unable to live up to what they enforced on a driver they do not care for?
and btw.. this is how tattling starts so that soon people will be able to tattle on people who do not like the direction this nation is going in,, they can have them arrested and get bonus points, just like the Hitler Youth would do even to their parents. Good job America, falling for the SAME evil crap now veiled in technology...think about ALL the cell phones people,, think about YOU being recorded by a stranger... think about it and quit cheering Kurt's demise. In NASCAR, Kurt had every right to say and do what he did as a HUMAN BEING and it STINKS that the technology that sponsors the sport is able to take DOWN one of the best entertainers IN the sport.. NASCAR sold its soul long ago and now it needs to play along with the rules of the overlord.
since we already OWN the tickets to Daytona, I will go this coming Feb, but the PC BS that took out one of the only drivers worth watching, which very well WILL take Tony out next time anyone can catch him on video telling an obnoxious fan of another driver to leave him alone., now has me adding Daytona to the list of tracks I USED to go to for entire weekends, participating in the economies of those areas... this is not good people...think about this... and demand that NASCAR stand UP FOR their DRIVERS..
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Debi I am going to disagree with you on this one.
Kurt has been ranting and raving all year on his radio running down the crew chief, entire team, and the engineering. I remember at one time Mr Penske told him to shut up or park it. Roger has been in racing many many years and he will not put up with a lot of nonsense. I knew when Kurt went to Vegas he was in trouble when he had to go to the Charlotte airport and get his own plane ride.
Roger did not need the u-tube to let him know what Kurt did at Homestead everyone and his brother knew what happened. You don't need to be bringing Jr and HMS into this mess after all HMS is what helped Your buddy win his championship. I thought
at one time Kurt run Tony down on pit row and could have easily killed someone. AM I WRONG ABOUT THAT ??????????

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Mountain Dew wrote:
Debi I am going to disagree with you on this one.
Kurt has been ranting and raving all year on his radio running down the crew chief, entire team, and the engineering. I remember at one time Mr Penske told him to shut up or park it. Roger has been in racing many many years and he will not put up with a lot of nonsense. I knew when Kurt went to Vegas he was in trouble when he had to go to the Charlotte airport and get his own plane ride.
Roger did not need the u-tube to let him know what Kurt did at Homestead everyone and his brother knew what happened. You don't need to be bringing Jr and HMS into this mess after all HMS is what helped Your buddy win his championship. I thought
at one time Kurt run Tony down on pit row and could have easily killed someone. AM I WRONG ABOUT THAT ??????????
Tbh, I feel sorry for the guy, He's going through A Divorce so I'm sure that has a lot to do with his temperment the past few weeks.
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JohnnyDeppfan2 wrote:
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Tbh, I feel sorry for the guy, He's going through A Divorce so I'm sure that has a lot to do with his temperment the past few weeks.
Lisa I went through a divorce quite a few years ago but I never had that temperment. Did you see Kyle last night on the country music awards? KURT HAS A NEW GIRLFRIEND so it looks like he has moved on. I hope he can find a decent ride but right now they are scarce. With all the movement and big changes we may have an exciting 2012 racing season. Have a good day Lisa......

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<quoted text>Lisa I went through a divorce quite a few years ago but I never had that temperment. Did you see Kyle last night on the country music awards? KURT HAS A NEW GIRLFRIEND so it looks like he has moved on. I hope he can find a decent ride but right now they are scarce. With all the movement and big changes we may have an exciting 2012 racing season. Have a good day Lisa......
Yup. He looked good. I am going through racing withdrawals. Thank god for Football. You have a good day as well Miss Snow :)

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Mountain Dew wrote:
Debi I am going to disagree with you on this one.
Kurt has been ranting and raving all year on his radio running down the crew chief, entire team, and the engineering. I remember at one time Mr Penske told him to shut up or park it. Roger has been in racing many many years and he will not put up with a lot of nonsense. I knew when Kurt went to Vegas he was in trouble when he had to go to the Charlotte airport and get his own plane ride.
Roger did not need the u-tube to let him know what Kurt did at Homestead everyone and his brother knew what happened. You don't need to be bringing Jr and HMS into this mess after all HMS is what helped Your buddy win his championship. I thought
at one time Kurt run Tony down on pit row and could have easily killed someone. AM I WRONG ABOUT THAT ??????????
agreed, I think there were two very spoiled little boys in that family and now they are learning the hard way what is acceptable and whats not.

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Penske should pick up David R and Darian G they would be a great consitant team. Shell would have a great spokes person! Besides after Ryan left i don't think Penske has had a personable driver. He tends to lean towards brats (Rusty, Brad, Kurt, Jermy)

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<quoted text>agreed, I think there were two very spoiled little boys in that family and now they are learning the hard way what is acceptable and whats not.
If Everyone got as Much hate and trashing that they have gotten for losing their temper, We'd all be in trouble.

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Penske should pick up David R and Darian G they would be a great consitant team. Shell would have a great spokes person! Besides after Ryan left i don't think Penske has had a personable driver. He tends to lean towards brats (Rusty, Brad, Kurt, Jermy)
That " Brat" Will probably have won more races for Penske than David Regan will. No offense to him but he's not that talented.
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JohnnyDeppfan2 wrote:
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If Everyone got as Much hate and trashing that they have gotten for losing their temper, We'd all be in trouble.
Guess the people blaming the parents have picture perfect kids. I met both Busch brothers in PA. They were very cordial.
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Penske should pick up David R and Darian G they would be a great consitant team. Shell would have a great spokes person! Besides after Ryan left i don't think Penske has had a personable driver. He tends to lean towards brats (Rusty, Brad, Kurt, Jermy)
Grubb's is taken he will be Denny Hamlins crew Chief next year.

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<quoted text>Guess the people blaming the parents have picture perfect kids. I met both Busch brothers in PA. They were very cordial.
Just to clarify I didn't blame any parents and I don't hate or trash either of them! Just read the words don't add lib for me! Sometimes if you can see a brats it because of the old saying "it takes one to know one"

No David doesn't have a talent but if danica can sit in a cup car I truely believe that kid should be given the chance he is just as good as Joey or rutty tutti JMO

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<quoted text>Grubb's is taken he will be Denny Hamlins crew Chief next year.
Is he? I read it some were that denny may be intrested. But didn't see it confirmed. Good for him glad he got a good org to go to. He is a nice guy I just didn't agree with some of the calls. Take away the last 10 to 12 races. They were not really wrong I just didn't like the outcome.
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<quoted text>Just to clarify I didn't blame any parents and I don't hate or trash either of them! Just read the words don't add lib for me! Sometimes if you can see a brats it because of the old saying "it takes one to know one"
No David doesn't have a talent but if danica can sit in a cup car I truely believe that kid should be given the chance he is just as good as Joey or rutty tutti JMO
I didn't specifically say it was you who blamed the parents. There have been quite a few posters blaming the parents.

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Carolyn wrote:
<quoted text>I didn't specifically say it was you who blamed the parents. There have been quite a few posters blaming the parents.
Sorry, I've been gone from the site for awhile t+o much drama. just came back after homestad.
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it is absurd that Kurt, who is going through a difficult time in his life was put on the hot plate each and every week. Drivers in lower series call in to Sirius NASCAR radio and tell that ALL drivers talk to their crew cheifs that way when their cars are not performing and also, they ALL swear.. why did NASCAR put kurt on the hot plate each and every week when there are 42 other radios to listen in on?? why would NASCAR do that? they want Kurt out.. why??? too much competition??? NASCAR needs to NEUTER Kurt and Kyle too??? it is ABSURD for race fans to allow this policing of the behavior of NASCAR drivers, especially on race day, especially after they exit a wrecked car.. I did not like it when people were doing this to Tony. Also now the golden LOSER boys who FEIGN being PC and GQ have gotten one of their competitors taken off the track.. I wonder.. will NASCAR suddenly start to show what a DIRTY racer Jeffro Gordo is?????Jeffro Gordo better watch it.. the camera not being focused on the 22 anymore might just show the 24 about wrecking people to push his way past.. you people who watch races from the TV listen to the IDIOTS make bad guys out of the BEST drivers and it is honestly SAD... The Idiot box brainwashes people and they have made NASCAR fans into non race fans..and it is pathetic. NASCAR now puts such restraints on their drivers.. they all better get themselves PR people to protect them because any one of them behaving like you or I when we get MAD WILL do something similar to Kurt and could lose their rides.. I do believe THIS is why Tony wants to be an owner.
But,, HOW many times have things like this happened that did not get caught on some idiots cell phone????? it is a travesty that we allow the policing of other peoples behavior because some guy posted a video... it is WRONG of NASCAR to throw Kurt under the bus...People need to pull out the books they read in 9th grade english Brave New World and 1984... this BIG BROTHER is soon going to have everyone of us censoring ourselves and in America that is NOT good!!! Kurt had every right to get MAD.. Rusty Wallace should speak out and say, "this is really not fair... of COURSE Kurt was mad... supposed fans should not be in areas during a race where they can interfere with our sport in any way whatsoever." Rusty would have been TOAST had cell phones caught him and DW too and most likely ALL the other drivers who ever were competitive,having that fire in their bellies..
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them busch boy's are just to f------ high strung
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them busch boy's are just to f------ high strung
I agree but looks like Nascar has had about enough of their crap.....

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