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The 7 - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - Kurt Busch Suspended
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#1 Posted on 4.6.12 1726.54
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http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/8008870/nascar-suspends-kurt-busch-pocono-weekend

One has to think this may be the end of the road for Kurt. All the dude had to do was mind his business for a year and he'd be back in a top-flight ride next year and he didn't even last half a season.
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#2 Posted on 4.6.12 1805.18
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I have to think Kurt Busch is in total denial about his situation. And he'd just done that puff-piece with Marty Smith on ESPN, too. But the facts don't add up to the behavior of a rational human.

- He *had* just refereed to being on probation both on TV AND (according to Bob Pockrass) in the post-race conversation that ESPN observed (with no audio) with Justin Allgaier, which started this whole thing.

- This wasn't a case of getting secretly taped by a dude with an iPhone and being put on Youtube. This wasn't even Carl Edwards having a 1-on-1 conversation with Matt Kenseth with a camera happening to be there. This was a FOX cameraman who was RIGHT THERE with the camera ON HIS SHOULDER and POINTED AT HIM.

I honestly think that Kurt might have to start his own team if he wants to drive in NASCAR anymore.
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#3 Posted on 4.6.12 1810.54
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It's surprising, really. A few years ago, I would have said Kyle would be the one basically being kicked out of the sport. I am sure Kurt will be able to get an even more crappy ride. But will he want to take the ride from Michael McDowell or something? Sounds like he's gone from his current ride.
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#4 Posted on 4.6.12 1831.22
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Like AWA, I thought Kyle was the worse off of the two attitude-wise. I always knew Kurt had gotten into scraps with other drivers in the past, but his off-track behavior seems to be getting worse as he gets older.

He may be out of the Cup Series, but brother Kyle started a Nationwide team this year so I'd have to think Kurt would continue to get a chance there. Otherwise, he may end up being Kyle's spotter before long.
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#5 Posted on 4.6.12 2054.43
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    Originally posted by geemoney
    Like AWA, I thought Kyle was the worse off of the two attitude-wise. I always knew Kurt had gotten into scraps with other drivers in the past, but his off-track behavior seems to be getting worse as he gets older.


Kyle's really gotten more mellow since he got married, other than the on-track incident with Hornaday that got him banned for a race last year - and *that* was a somewhat heat-of-the-moment on-track deal.

    Originally posted by geemoney
    He may be out of the Cup Series, but brother Kyle started a Nationwide team this year so I'd have to think Kurt would continue to get a chance there. Otherwise, he may end up being Kyle's spotter before long.


He's only going to be able to drive for Kyle if the sponsor will support him. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Monster told Kyle they wouldn't go for Kurt being in the ride at all next year.

Another problem for Kurt: He's obviously too good to be driving less than top-level equipment. He's killing the Phoenix Racing stuff by overdriving it...to the point he's wrecked 14 cars already this year. So if you're a lower-level owner thinking Kurt - for all his faults - might be a ticket to quick improvement, do you risk paying for more cars to be fixed than makes it worth it?
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#6 Posted on 5.6.12 0101.06
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    Originally posted by geemoney
    Like AWA, I thought Kyle was the worse off of the two attitude-wise. I always knew Kurt had gotten into scraps with other drivers in the past, but his off-track behavior seems to be getting worse as he gets older.


Agreed. And with the intentional wrecking of Ron Hornaday that screwed him out of the truck championship last season, I think even if NASCAR isn't saying it, they're keeping a real close leash on Kyle. I wouldn't be surprised if they get some payback on him if he acts up again, something like a multiple race suspension for a racing incident that might just get another driver a heavy fine and probation.

As for Kurt, I just don't get him. It takes a special kind of stupid to basically get turfed out of three rides in about five years despite being one of the top 10 drivers in all of NASCAR, maybe top 5 if you really think about it. He keeps on apologizing after the fact and then puts up a act to 'play' with the fans like he did at Talladega with the cougar car. But at this point I can't see anyone buying him as fan friendly. It's so frustrating because it a TO situation: you know he has the talent, but his attitude is just killing any chance for it to shine.

    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Another problem for Kurt: He's obviously too good to be driving less than top-level equipment. He's killing the Phoenix Racing stuff by overdriving it...to the point he's wrecked 14 cars already this year. So if you're a lower-level owner thinking Kurt - for all his faults - might be a ticket to quick improvement, do you risk paying for more cars to be fixed than makes it worth it?


The funny thing about his whole tenure at Phoenix Racing is hearing how 'crappy' their equipment is. I'm not saying that they are a chase contending team, but they're surely not a 'start and park' one either. They have shown the ability to win a race before (ironically enough with the guy who took over Kurt's top spot at Penske, Brad Keselowski). But otherwise, I agree with the statement. I think at times that if he wasn't so desperate to prove he's still a top-notch driver and drove the cars with more care, he wouldn't have so many wrecked cars and would be farther up in the points. Not in the chase, but likely in the top 20, which with a possible win in the future can give them a decent shot at the chase. If I'm a owner of a lower level car, I don't think it would be worth it. Kurt's messing up more cars than putting them in contention and his name and past accomplishments haven't meant anything for sponsorships if the blank hoods on his car at several races mean anything.
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#7 Posted on 5.6.12 2000.11
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Wow. I'm a huge fan of the guy...it was him who got me into the sport (funny story if anyone is interested) but I'm getting really annoyed with him.

There are way too many talented drivers who would KILL to drive for a team, let alone a one car outfit such as Phoenix. Imagine what Robby Gordon could do in that seat?
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#8 Posted on 12.6.12 1419.41
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http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/8042919/phoenix-racing-reinstates-kurt-busch-michigan-sprint-cup-race

Looks like Kurt gets to keep his job. For now.
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#9 Posted on 12.6.12 2107.56
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Kurt's having a lot of success driving for his brother in the Nationwide series. Maybe a year running that series would be good for him.

Elliot Sadler is running Nationwide and is having great success.
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