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Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

Posted on: November 22, 2011 3:31 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2011 5:10 pm
 
By Pete Pistone

Penske Racing issued an apology on Tuesday for Kurt Busch's actions toward ESPN pit reporter Dr. Jerry Punch in Sunday's Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

While Busch was waiting to be interviewed by Punch after he was forced out of the race by a transmission problem, he angrily cursed at the veteran reporter unahppy he was being forced to wait for the segment.

A YouTube video capturing the exchange (WARNING! Language) was posted prompting Penske to release the statement:

Penske Racing extends its apologies to Dr. Jerry Punch, our media partners and our sponsors and fans for Kurt Busch's inappropriate actions in Homestead on Sunday.  These actions do not represent Penske Racing and are inconsistent with the company's standards for behavior, respect for others and professionalism. This matter is being reviewed internally with no further comment at this time.

Busch issued a statement of his own late Thursday afternoon:

Unfortunately, our result in the season-ending race at Homestead on Sunday was not what we had hoped for as a team. In my frustration with the loss of my transmission early in the race, I let my emotions get the better of me. I regret having done this and apologize to the sponsors of Penske Racing , to NASCAR, its fans, to the media and in particular, Dr. Jerry Punch.”

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Comments

Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: November 25, 2011 2:53 am
 

Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

If it weren't for the Busch brothers, what would all you rednecks race fans complain about?



Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:40 pm
 

Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

Too little too late I think. If this was a one-off thing I think you could understand a little heat of the moment issue, but Busch had nothing to race for, and this is not the first time he has been caught being dumb.

From the sounds of it, Penske is getting  a little tired of making the news for idiocy not results.



Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 3:31 pm
 

Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

language tells all about the poster. 



Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:03 am
 

Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

I agree and appreciate the apology offered, but let's get the same from Dr. Punch and ESPN, with their zealousness to get to these guys, before the car stops rolling to ask, how do you feel out of the race before lap 10. It is enough pressure to control your emotions and speak to them, but the to make them wait and expect perfect manners, give the guys a break. Even their annoucers lose it if they get their head stuck in a mascot head!! We are all still humans on both sides of these situations.



Since: Aug 22, 2009
Posted on: November 24, 2011 1:01 am
 

Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

Swallow just damn swallow...If Kurt who swallow his pride and get some therapy for his cronic stupity.  If Kyle would swallow his pride and admit to wreckless driving on and off the track.  But if momma Busch would have swallowed we wouldn't have to here this crap year in and year out. 

The whole family needs to lose there sponsorship!



Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

The post by reek is exactly what I was going to say. No more defending Kurt, he hasn't changed. I have bad days all the time but don't take it out on others. He has no right to treat people like garbage. Heard you say your sorry 1000 times. Your right down there with your brother and Juan Pablo Mondooshbag and Jeremy Mayfield on the bottom of the NASCAR barrel.



Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

I find it amazing that Kurt and his brother continue to get sponsorship yet David Raganis without a ride for next year because lack of a sponsor. Matt Kenseth is a former champion, has been in the chase every year except for one, and is still not sponsored for for a full ride next year. I would rather sponsor class acts of the likes of Kenseth and Ragan before these two goons.



Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: November 23, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

OBVIOUS TO SEE THAT BEING A JACKASS RUNS IN THE FAMILY!



Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

I've been a big fan of Kurt Busch since he took over the Miller Lite ride from Rusty Wallace.  I really thoght he had grown up since his Roush Racing days but his behavior this year has very disappointing. I know he's had things going on in his life outside of racing but I still believe you should treat people with respect. I've spent the past several years defending him while talking NASCAR with my friends. I can not defend that sort of behavior anymore and will be switching back to the Miller Lite car and Brad K.  



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Penske, Kurt Busch apologize for ESPN tirade

bettter you just a dumb fucking punk


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