Daytona Beach, Florida- Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch was fined for flipping a NASCAR official "the bird" during Sunday's race at Texas Motor Speedway. This came after the Sprint Cup driver was penalized 1 lap for speeding off pit road.
"I accept NASCAR’s penalty and realize what I did during Sunday’s race at Texas was inappropriate. Even in my relatively short time here in NASCAR, it’s pretty obvious to everyone that I wear my emotions on my sleeve. Sometimes that passion has allowed me to find that little something extra I needed to win, and other times it’s made me cross the line. Sunday at Texas was one of those days. I lost my cool, plain and simple. It’s not acceptable, and I know that. I apologize to NASCAR, its fans, all the partners who support Joe Gibbs Racing, and all the people who work so hard to give me a racecar that’s capable of winning races every week. All of those people deserve better from me, and I owe it to them to keep my emotions in check." Kyle Busch responded.
Kyle Busch was fined $25,000 and placed on probation until December 31st.