Richard Childress met the media Friday morning at Pocono Raceway and in a brief statement addressed his altercation with Kyle Busch last week in Kansas. Here is what the team owner said during the session:
Here's the deal: I'm going to make a statement on this deal. I appreciate everyone's patience on this deal in the last week when I couldn't talk to everyone.
I guess the main thing is I take all the responsibility for my actions last week. I'm very passionate about this sport, I'm passionate about our race teams, our fans. And I let my emotions come in front of my passion. But that's behind us.
I guess the next thing is the fine that was levied against me, I'm going to pay it personal. I agree that NASCAR should have done something with me.
I don't agree that they didn't handle the situation that happened on the cool-down lap.
With that said, we had a lot of fans to send in donations last week toward our fine. I'm going to pay it personally. All that money that's been sent in that's still coming in, we're going to take it and donate it to the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. At least in every bad situation, something good will come out of it.
Hopefully, Kyle and myself will both end up learning something from this.
Thank y'all very much, and talk to you later. See ya.
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