Penske sorry for Kurt Busch outburst
Penske Racing has issued a formal apology to a NASCAR pit reporter after a web video surfaced showing Kurt Busch having an outburst at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
"Penske Racing extends its apologies to Dr. Jerry Punch, our media partners and our sponsors and fans for Kurt Busch's inappropriate actions in Homestead on Sunday," the statement said. "These actions do not represent Penske Racing and are inconsistent with the company's standards for behavior, respect for others and professionalism.
"This matter is being reviewed internally with no further comment at this time."
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver suffered an engine failure in the race that further hampered his finish in the overall standings. Busch, the 2004 Cup champion, had a rough final segment to the season and finished 11th in the series.
“Unfortunately, our result in the season-ending race at Homestead on Sunday was not what we had hoped for as a team," Busch said in a statement. "In my frustration with the loss of my transmission early in the race, I let my emotions get the better of me. I regret having done this and apologize to the sponsors of Penske Racing , to NASCAR, its fans, to the media and in particular, Dr. Jerry Punch.”