After NASCAR had fined Kurt Busch $50,000 a couple weeks ago for a tirade full of hatred in the season finale, he has been fired by Penske Racing and in a Monday statement the Racing team evaluated its decision for the No. 22 Dodge, according to The Charlotte Observer. The decision came after six tough years for Busch and Penske as his meltdowns on his team radio were notorious and two crew chiefs have left the team in the last three years. The departure means Busch is without a ride for next season and will have very limited options for returning to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as he has destroyed his connections with Ford (Roush Fenway Racing) and Dodge (Penske).
His tragedy blew after he broke a transmission early on and afterwards yelled at ESPN pit reporter Dr. Jerry Punch, who was waiting to interview Busch as he said, “Can you get this motherf—-r out of my face?” Busch’s departure will come as good news for drivers who are out of work, such as David Ragan, David Reutimann, Brian Vickers and Sam Hornish Jr. Penske spokesman Jonathan Gibson last night referred to its previous statement and said the organization would have no further comment at that time regarding to Busch’s further career in NASCAR.Read also