There must be something in the water at the Busch
household. Kurt Busch has reportedly just parted ways with Penske
by "mutual agreement" after a season packed with controversy. The racer won 16 events in just six years of racing with the team, but lately found himself drawing headlines more for his off-track antics. Busch entered into a confrontation with two members of the media after a race in Richmond in September. He also lobbed a volley of obscenities at an ESPN reporter during the season finale at Homestead, Florida. Busch had also made a habit of demeaning crew members over the radio during races, and his crew chief left the team for greener pastures after the last race of the season.
Of course, younger brother Kyle Busch hasn't had a much better year. Kyle was cited for traveling 128 mph
in a Lexus LFA
six months ago and more recently, he endured a $50,000 fine and a one-race suspension for intentionally wrecking
Ron Hornaday, Jr.