Penske Racing Fires Kurt Busch
For the second time in his Sprint Cup Series career, an off-track issue has cost Kurt Busch his job.
Busch will not return next season to drive Penske Racing's No. 22 Dodge, multiple sources confirmed to the Observer and ThatsRacin.com on Sunday night.
An official announcement of Busch's departure from the organization is expected from Penske on Monday.
Just over a week ago NASCAR fined Busch $50,000 for the use of an obscene gesture and a profanity-laced tirade directed toward a media member during the Cup series finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The incident with ESPN reporter Dr. Jerry Punch, which took place in the garage after Busch's car broke its transmission, was caught on video and posted on YouTube.
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