Earlier today, NASCAR dropped a $50k fine on Kurt Busch for “Angry Bird” in the NASCAR garage area a few laps into the Ford 400 at an SUV that was associated with the First Lady Michellle Obama (her people), and his actions towards ESPN media reporter Jerry Punch.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2011) NASCAR has fined Kurt Busch $50,000 for his actions during the Nov. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.NASCAR, its about time you wake up to Kurt Busch’s actions that have been seen by all, all season long. And its not a secret fine, what a concept.
NASCAR determined that Kurt Busch violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – inappropriate hand gesture; abusive language) of the 2011 NASCAR Rule Book.
In issuing the penalty, NASCAR cited Kurt Busch’s “poor judgment in making an inappropriate hand gesture” when he drove his car into the garage early in the race after it experienced transmission problems. In addition, NASCAR said Kurt Busch showed “disrespect towards a media member,” an incident that followed similar inappropriate media confrontations earlier in the season. (NASCAR PR - NASCARmedia.com)