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NASCAR Parks Busch For Nationwide and Sprint Races [VIDEO]

Kyle Busch has been suspended for this weekend's Nationwide and Sprint Cup races (Getty Images)

NASCAR came down on hard on Kyle Busch following Friday night’s Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.  They suspended him from driving in this weekend’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup races after he intentionally wrecked Truck Series contender Ron Hornaday early in the race.

The incident happened early in Friday night’s race when Hornaday and Busch were racing side by side.  Hornady moved up the track to avoid a slower moving truck and when he did he slid into the side of Busch’s truck and both tapped the wall.  When the yellow came out Busch chased down Hornady and intentionally rammed him into the wall ending Hornaday’s day and ending his hopes for a fifth Truck series championship.

Up to this point NASCAR pretty much had a hands off policy, depending on the drivers to police themselves.  NASCAR president Mike Helton had often been asked by the media what it would take for NASCAR to intervene and he said over and over that “we’ll know it when we see it.”  Clearly Busch’s actions crossed the line.  

In addition to being parked for the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races at Texas, Busch was fined $25,000.  NASCAR hasn’t said what additional penalties could be handed down, if any.

I’d go a step further.  I’d order him to undergo anger management classes.  Actions like his have no place in racing.  He’s a talented racer, but he’s got to learn to know when aggressive driving becomes angry driving.

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