Monday, June 11, 2007

Penske not down on Busch

From wire reports

Even with a lighter wallet and a drop in the points standings, Roger Penske is still in hot-tempered Kurt Busch's corner.

While Penske was upset with how Busch handled himself in a pit row incident that saw him nearly take out a member of Tony Stewart's crew, the car owner remained supportive of Busch.

"Kurt has a great talent in driving, and I think this was a time that he checked out in maybe using his head and moved into a situation that put him at risk," Penske said.

Busch and Stewart were involved in an accident on the track at Dover on June 3 that carried over into the pits late in the race. Busch pulled his No. 2 Dodge next to Stewart's car, forcing jackman Jason Lee to jump onto the hood.

Penske's called Busch's lack of control in the pits "the wrong move."

Busch was docked 100 points, fined $100,000 and placed on probation until the end of the year.

Posted by Mikethesike

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