Kyle Busch statement on penalty

Statement from Kyle Busch Regarding NASCAR Penalty HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., (Nov. 9, 2010) -- NASCAR has penalized NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch for "actions detrimental to stock car racing" (Section 12-1 of the NASCAR rulebook) during...

Statement from Kyle Busch Regarding NASCAR Penalty

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., (Nov. 9, 2010) -- NASCAR has penalized NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch for "actions detrimental to stock car racing" (Section 12-1 of the NASCAR rulebook) during last Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Busch, driver for the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Team, was fined $25,000 and placed on probation for the remainder of the 2010 season.

The following is a statement from Kyle Busch:

"I accept NASCAR's penalty and realize what I did during Sunday's race at Texas was inappropriate.

"Even in my relatively short time here in NASCAR, it's pretty obvious to everyone that I wear my emotions on my sleeve. Sometimes that passion has allowed me to find that little something extra I needed to win, and other times it's made me cross the line. Sunday at Texas was one of those days.

"I lost my cool, plain and simple. It's not acceptable, and I know that. I apologize to NASCAR, its fans, all the partners who support Joe Gibbs Racing, and all the people who work so hard to give me a racecar that's capable of winning races every week. All of those people deserve better from me, and I owe it to them to keep my emotions in check."

-source: jgr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kyle Busch