Richard Childress Fined For Alleged Attack On Kyle Busch
He may be a senior and eligible for Social Security but apparently you don’t mess with NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. According to USA Today NASCAR has fined Childress $150 thousand dollars and placed him on probation for the rest of the year after he alledgedly placed Kyle Busch in a headlock and punched him a number of times after Saturday’s Truck Series Event at Kansas Speedway.Childress was said to be upset at Busch for bumping team driver Joey Coulter after the race. He issued this statement.
“First of all, I’m responsible for my actions, plain and simple,” he said. “As you know, I am a very principled person and have a passion for what we do at Richard Childress Racing. I believe passionately in defending my race teams and my sponsor partners.
“In this instance, I let that passion and my emotions get the best of me. I accept the penalty NASCAR announced today and, as a company, we will now focus on this week’s races at Pocono Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.”