Saturday, November 05, 2011

Kyle Busch Parked For Being an Idiot

Before I throw out any comments, here's the video from Friday's Camping World Truck race at Texas.

Absolutely ridiculous move by Busch, and NASCAR struck quickly, parking Busch for the weekend's Nationwide and Sprint Cup races.

NASCAR immediately parked Busch and continued that process Saturday morning by invoking Section 9-12 in its rule book, which states, "A NASCAR Supervisory Official may direct a Competitor to cease competition, to leave the racing premises, or to bring the car to the pit and/or garage area for a specified number of laps, and/or a specified time penalty, for the balance of the Race, or future NASCAR Races, if it is necessary to do so in order to promote the orderly conduct of the NASCAR Event(s). Such a directive will be given only in extraordinary circumstances, as determined by the NASCAR Supervisory Officials. It will not be deemed or construed to be a disqualification, suspension or other "penalty" within the meaning of Section 12 and is not appealable under that Section."

Justifiable move, and probably the right one. There are some who want Busch parked for even longer. While I don't have a huge issue with that, I'd rather see NASCAR do something unique, and simply park Busch from Truck and Nationwide races for a specified period of time. He conducts himself differently in those series, especially now that he can't race for points in either one because he races for Cup points.

Want proof? Watch what he did in the Truck race at Bristol.

Kyle definitely leads the sport in "Using Race Car/Truck As Weapon." That's not a good thing.

Perhaps he'd learn by having to control his emotions at all times, instead of just when he's racing for points.

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