Kurt Busch comments on his NASCAR suspension

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Below is a statement from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch regarding his one-week suspension from all NASCAR-sanctioned events and the extension of his probation until Dec. 31.

“I accept NASCAR’s decision. I put them in a box, they had to take action and it’s my fault for putting them in this position. I apologize for the comments I made to Bob Pockrass.”

NASCAR has suspended Kurt Busch through June 13, including this week’s Sprint Cup series race at Pocono Raceway, after video of the driver’s tirade toward a reporter went viral.

The suspension is due to Busch’s hostility at Sporting News reporter Bob Pockrass following Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. Busch had been asked about racing hard against Justin Allgaier and whether being on probation caused him to exercise on-track restraint.

Busch responded, “It refrains me from beating the (expletive) out of you right now, because you ask me stupid questions. But since I’m on probation, I suppose that that’s improper to say as well.”

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