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NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch for Pocono Race

Patrick McDermott, Getty Images for NASCAR
Patrick McDermott, Getty Images for NASCAR

NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch Monday for one week due to verbally abusing a media member.

NASCAR said Busch’s behavior after Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Dover was in violation of the probation he was placed on after an incident last month at Darlington. Busch was fined $50,000 by NASCAR and placed on probation through July 25 for reckless driving on pit road, and a post-race altercation with Ryan Newman’s crew members.

That probation has now been extended through the end of the year.

Busch’s latest penalty comes from a confrontation with a Sporting News reporter after Saturday’s race. Contact on the track with Justin Allgaier led to discussion on pit road after the race where Busch was asked if being on probation impacted the way he raced Allgaier.

”It refrains me from not beating the (expletive) out of you right now because you ask me stupid questions. But since I’m on probation, I suppose that’s improper to say as well,” Busch replied.

The exchange was captured on video.

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