Busch promptly released a written apology to Hornaday, Jr., his team, sponsors and fans. Even so, after Busch's other intentional altercations this year and the fact that he dangerously plowed a competitor dead-on into the wall at more than 100 miles an hour, and with Hornaday, Jr. purposefully taken out of the running for the series championship, a $50,000 fine and probation strikes us as little more than a wrist slap. He might receive further discipline from his team or sponsor, but it's unlikely.
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