According to reports, Kurt Busch has been fired from Penske Racing, even if both sides are calling their divorce a “mutual agreement.” No one is buying that, not when competitive rides in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series are so hard to come by and Busch’s options for next year and beyond are, well, slim at best.
Busch’s crazy temper couldn’t be controlled and an attitude that’s been wearing thin on teammates, owners, competitors and, most importantly in the racing business, sponsors since he burst onto the Cup scene back in 2001.
His most recent regretful outburst came in the form of a fan-generated YouTube clip on which Busch berates a reporter while waiting for an interview.
That action led to a $50,000 fine from NASCAR and clearly put Roger Penske in an uncomfortable position.
Murtz Jaffer is the world's foremost reality television expert and was the host of Reality Obsessed which aired on the TVTropolis and Global Reality Channels in Canada. He has professional writing experience at the Toronto Sun, National Post, TV Guide Canada, TOROMagazine.com and was a former producer at Entertainment Tonight Canada. He was also the editor at Weekendtrips.com.
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