We know there's lots of drama in NASCAR, and for some reason, Kyle Busch often finds himself in the middle of it. Back in June, Busch found himself in a headlock after a race courtesy of a fellow driver who felt the 26-year-old driver had intentionally bumped him during a cool down lap. Busch also recently lost his drivers license for 45 days after being caught by police doing 128 miles per hour in a Lexus LFA. Fortunately for Busch, NASCAR doesn't require its drivers to have a valid drivers license to race.

Maybe they should, as Busch has again dove headlong into a heap of trouble after intentionally putting Ron Hornaday's truck into the wall during Friday night's Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway. The incident happened after the two drivers made contact on lap 13, which brought out a caution flag. At that point, Busch aimed his truck at the back of Hornaday's and accelerated, sending his competitor – who happened to be competing for the series championship – into the wall and out of the race.

NASCAR pulled Busch from Friday's race and then followed up by also suspending him for this weekend's Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup races, as well. The governing body has said more penalties are possible and will be considered on Monday.

Busch has already released an open letter apologizing for the crash, which can be read after the jump.



To all,

I've had a lot of time today to sit and reflect, and try to put my thoughts into words as best I can.

I want to sincerely apologize for my actions during Friday night's Truck Series race at Texas.

I apologize to my fans, all my sponsors, everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports.

After talking with my team, it's great to have their support and encouragement to assure me that there are better days ahead. Even though this took place while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, I am sorry for how difficult this has been for everyone associated with Joe Gibbs Racing's Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series teams.

I'd also like to apologize to Ron Hornaday Jr., and everyone associated with the No. 33 team in the Truck Series.

I understand why I was taken out of the car for the rest of the weekend. NASCAR officials had to act, and I accept their punishment and take full responsibility for my actions.

As a racecar driver, the hardest thing to do is to sit on the sidelines listening to cars on the track when you know you should be out there competing. For this, I have no one to blame but myself.

Through a lot of support from the people around me, I feel like I've made a lot of strides this year, but this was certainly a step backward. Moving forward, I will do everything I possibly can to represent everyone involved in a positive manner. However, I know my long-term actions will have more of a bearing than anything I say right now.

Sincerely,

Kyle Busch



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      Sukairain
      • 3 Years Ago
      Attempted Vehicular Homicide. They were going 130mph around the truck, the other driver(s) could have suffered sever injuries even death because of his action. Banning for this weekend is a slap on the wrist. This driver should be banned from motorsport for life.
      _I_I_II_I_I_
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would simply throw Kyle Busch out of NASCAR for life, full stop. Yes we can see a different perspective and yes he was in the heat of the battle, but he actively put a championship contender's life at stake under yellow. It doesn't get a lot worse than that, and I wouldn't trust Kyle Busch to show us whether it can. Out.
      TheStagg
      • 3 Years Ago
      if you guys watched the interview on top of that, kyle busch says, "you can't place all blame in one person..." blahblahblah this guy is full of crap , ban him from nascar please
      Nullify
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really like how he never once puts into words what actions he did. Just that he's sorry to everyone and his actions. Not once does he say I'm sorry for intentionally wrecking someone and putting peoples lives at risk. Nope can't do that. Like if that's not a press release apology I don't know what is. I don't think he's sorry at all if that's the best he can come up with.
      Big AL
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kyle Busch looks like a complete ***** ass beotch. Should be banned for a year.
        XT6Wagon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Big AL
        Nah, I think he should have his racing license revoked, and to get it back he has to go through all the steps again like he had never been in a racecar before in his life. Maybe that humilation would make him wakeup.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @XT6Wagon
          NissanGTR, was that an attempt at saying it's easy to drive in NASCAR?
          NissanGTR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @XT6Wagon
          You need a racing licence to drive a nascar?
      • 3 Years Ago
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      jameshouk
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did everyone miss that Kyle did this under a caution flag? In the heat of close racing bumping and banging is expected. When the caution is already flying you are also putting the on track crews at risk. That is totally unacceptable.
      Azazel
      • 3 Years Ago
      As far as I am concerned, that should be considered attempted vehicular assault. Busch should be in jail.
      gfviperman
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not nearly a bad as what Carl Edwards has done to Brad Keselowski .... and he skated....
      nismokid02
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hmmm, they didn't mention ramming other drivers off the track in the commercial where they say he would do ANYTHING to win.
      stefanmichael825
      • 3 Years Ago
      Are you really that ignorant to beleve that it was HE that apoligized?? Kyle is to stupid to have penned this himself. This was clearly written by his PR agent or other staff. I've said it before and I'll say it again.. NASCAR will just keep letting crap like this happen until somebody gets killed! Nascar wants this type of drama because it pulls in those redneck fans that come just to see wrecks. This isn't racing, this is nothing but stupidity and Destruction Derby crap. NASCAR needs to get serious and hand out real punishments like Season Long Suspensions or Lifetime Bans. How many more Vehicular Assults is it going to take until NASCAR takes this seriously?
      Vlad Popescu
      • 3 Years Ago
      compared to the old f1 days, this is sugarcoated.
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