Kurt Busch apology rings hollow

Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet, wearing his Nationwide uniform, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 11, 2012 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #51 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet, wearing his Nationwide uniform, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 11, 2012 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch Monday. The suspension is in force through June 13 meaning Busch will be forced to set out all on-track activities this weekend. The suspension comes after Busch’s latest angry outburst this past weekend at Dover International Speedway. Busch was already on probation following an incident at Darlington Raceway last month.

Busch cursed out a respected NASCAR reporter after Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race when the reporter asked him if his Darlington probation forced him to race any differently. The video of the incident soon went viral on the internet and Monday NASCAR handed down the suspension; the sanctioning body also extended Busch’s probation until the end of the year. Shortly after the ruling came down, Busch issued a simple, if not terse, apology. MORE>>>

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