Report: Kurt Busch fired from Penske Racing

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According to Charlotte Observer and ThatsRacin.com reporter Jim Utter, Kurt Busch has been fired from Penske Racing after an issue in the garage during the season ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

As you may recall, Kurt Busch was in profanity stricken incident with ESPN reporter, Dr. Jerry Punch that was caught on a cell phone camera and later uploaded on YouTube by a fan.  NASCAR fined Busch $50,000 for the language and the obscene gesture the day after Thanksgiving. A statement from Penske Racing officials on the same day said they were going to handle this matter internally.

This is the second time in Busch’s Sprint Cup Series career than an off track issue has cost him his job.

Kurt Busch was fired from Roush-Fenway Racing in 2005 after being cited in Arizona for reckless driving,in what was believed to be alcohol related, prior to the second to last race of the season.

Busch has won 10 races behind the wheel of the No. 22 Penske Dodge.

Brian Vickers, David Ragan, and David Reuitimann are among the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers searching for a full time ride in 2012.  You can also count that former IRL champion and current Penske Racing NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, Sam Hornish, Jr. could be on the short least for the no vacated No. 22 Shell Racing seat.

 

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