Kyle Busch Suspended – Kyle Busch did something in Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series race that won’t be soon forgotten. And for it, he’s been parked for the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway– including Sunday’s Sprint Cup race, NASCAR President Mike Helton announced.
Under a caution brought out on lap 14 of the Winstar World Casino 350K at Texas Motor Speedway, he drove into the rear of Ron Hornaday’s truck, spinning the championship contender into the wall and ending the night for both drivers.
NASCAR parked him for the night; Hornaday’s car was ruined. The sanctioning body said Saturday morning that Kyle would be parked for the weekend. Michael McDowell was set to assume Busch’s ride.
The intentional act Friday night drew an immediate firestorm on Twitter among NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, with Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and Denny Hamlin among those speaking out.
And Kevin Harvick, owner of Hornaday’s No. 33 truck and the eventual winner of the race, was heard on the radio after the incident saying, “Kyle Busch is going to get his ass whipped, I hope. He better sit in his motor home. I’m going to find him.”
Hornaday, who entered the night 15 points behind series leader Austin Dillon, told reporters afterward that NASCAR should park Busch for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.
“Let’s have at it, so I can go in there and beat (him),” Hornaday said outside the NASCAR hauler after the race. “He lives too close to me. We’ll see what NASCAR does. If they don’t handle it right, I’ll be at his house Monday morning.”