Childress/Busch clash reports being investigated - Jun 04, 2011 - NASCAR.COM
Childress/Busch clash reports being investigated
NASCAR looking into stories of an altercation between owner and owner/driver
By Sporting News Wire Service
June 04, 2011 9:47 PM, EDT
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- NASCAR is looking into reports of an altercation between team owner Richard Childress and owner/driver Kyle Busch, NASCAR officials confirmed Saturday.
Details were sketchy, but the altercation reportedly occurred after Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway, won by Clint Bowyer, who drives for Childress in the Sprint Cup Series.
Pit reporter Ray Dunlap posted the following on his Twitter account after the race: "Hot news from the track. Grandpa Childress put a whipping on Kyle Busch in the Truck garage. Look for big sun glasses on kubu sun."
(Dunlap actually meant "KyBu," the twitter shorthand for Kyle Busch. "KuBu" refers to brother Kurt Busch.)
Later, Jeff Gluck of SB Nation reported, "Kyle Busch was put into a headlock and punched several times by famed team owner Richard Childress before falling to the ground, according to several people with direct knowledge of an altercation ..."
Busch finished sixth in his No. 18 Toyota after racing hard for fifth against RCR driver Joey Coulter, who passed Busch for the position on the final lap. After the checkered flag, Busch drove up beside Coulter and bumped the No. 22 truck.
Bill Janitz, a spokesman for Busch, told The Associated Press in an email that "there won't be any comment tonight." A phone message left for Richard Childress Racing seeking comment was not immediately returned.
Busch is on probation for all NASCAR events through June 15, the result of a post-race, pit-road confrontation between Busch and Kevin Harvick at Darlington.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
I have always and continue to be an RCR fan, and despise Kyle Bush. I would love nothing more than to have been in the pits to see Richard serve that punk some humble pie.
Kurt Bush used to be alot like his younger brother Kyle, but has matured alot over the past few years, which can only be attributed to the influence Dodge has had on him
Jimmy Spencer once popped brother Kurt in the face. Looks like Kyle is the same punk. You'll never hear of this kind of trash from Joey Logano or Trevor Bayne.
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Childress has been fined $150,000.00 and put on probation until Dec. 31
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