NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is making great efforts to suppress his anger after threatening a reporter at the end of the Nationwide Series race in Dover. The Saturday incident determined NASCAR to give Busch a one-race suspension as a punishment for his behavior.
Kurt Busch is famous for his angry outbursts, but this time, the members of the association will no longer forgive him. As a matter of fact, the American driver was suspended for one race due to the recent altercation he had with Sporting News reporter Bob Pockrass.
Pockrass asked Busch if the May 12 probation for the Darlington incident influenced his behavior during the accident with Justin Allgaier at the “Monster Mile”. The question irritated Busch who responded that the probation is the only thing keeping him from “beating the s—” out of the reporter. He later on, realized that being on probation also prohibits him to make negative comments.
Two days later NASCAR members announced Busch that he won’t be able to perform during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway because he was suspended. Kurt regretted his behavior and released a statement on Monday saying that he feels sorry for his reaction. He acknowledged that it was his fault for determining NASCAR to suspend him.
Kurt Busch was involved in other media scandals before and he apologized for his comments every single time. Although he promises that he will be more polite with reporters in the future, the NASCAR driver relapses over and over again. Analysts think there is only one way to stop Busch from getting suspended and that is, by ending his driving career.
Busch had a hard time finding an owner to drive for in 2013. He is currently competing for James Finch, but it’s hard to determine whether the owner will want to work with him after the suspension is lifted. The two will have to meet in the following days to discuss whether to observe the provisions of their arrangement or not. Kurt will be able to compete again after June 13.