Jeers to Ears
Dumbass of the day goes to reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Kurt Busch, who apparently never learned that driving
under the influence erractically with alcohol on your breath is stupid, especially in Phoenix where they bust your ass for this....
According to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Paul Chagolla, Busch was stopped at about 8:20p.m. local time Friday near Phoenix International Raceway for "erratic driving."
After the officer detected the smell of alcohol on his breath, Busch refused a field sobriety test and was taken into custody and transported to the sheriff's office's temporary facility at the raceway, the spokesman said.
At the facility, a blood-alcohol test was attempted on Busch but the machine "malfunctioned," the spokesman said. Busch was then released with the criminal citation for reckless driving.
When asked about the incident, NASCAR spokesman Jim Hunter said, "He got a traffic ticket." [...]
Way to go, Ears. Two races to go and ya lost your ride for the rest of the season. Kudos to Roush Racing for not tolerating this behavior--just how bad was this altercation with the arresting officer? [Update: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Supplemental Report]
"It's the last straw for Roush Racing," said president Geoff Smith. "We're officially retiring as Kurt Busch's apologists effective immediately." - NASCAR.com
I really wonder if they'd have dumped him if he hadn't already ditched ya for next year, but who cares! Ha! Good luck with that one, Roger Penske. And you're in the hot seat with Dave Despain this evening? What timing!
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From reckless to spectacularness:
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And speaking of next year, lots of changes ahead.