Kurt Busch Tells Reporter He’d Punch Him If He Wasn’t Already On Probation
Kurt Busch got a little, well, curt with a reporter following Saturday’s Nationwide race at Dover, after the reporter got a little too pushy about Busch’s probation comments.
The big brother of Kyle Busch, who is known for his temper, has shown where his little bro got it the past few months, including the incident at Darlington that caused him to be placed on probation in the first place.
SB Nation reports that Busch did an angry burnout in Ryan Newman’s pit box following a crash, causing an altercation between the race car driver and Newman’s pit crew after the race. Busch was ultimately fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation.
USA Today reports that Justin Allgaier and Kurt Busch were involved in an altercation early in the race, which did not affect their days. While Busch finished fourth and Allgaier fifth, they spoke together near their cars after the race, discussing the incident.
Following the discussion, Kurt Busch told reporters:
“On the initial start of the race, it was like packing air underneath somebody and he got loose in front of us and he thinks we purposely hit him and so he drove like a you-know-what all day and try to door us and try to do stupid things out on the track. I’m on probation so I can’t even pick my nose the right way.”
But Sporting News’s Bob Pockrass pushed the probation issue, which is understandably not something the NASCAR driver would want to talk about. After Pockrass pushed for Busch’s thoughts about how probation affected the way he raced Allgaier, CBS Sports reports that Busch responded by saying:
“(Probation) refrains me from not beating the shit out of you right now, because you ask me stupid questions. But since I’m on probation, I suppose that’s improper to say as well. If you could talk about racing things, we could talk about racing things, Bob.”
Do you think that Kurt Busch was right to call out SN’s Bob Pockrass for asking about his probation, or did the NASCAR driver go too far in his response?