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Transcript of Mike Helton announcing Kyle Busch Texas parking

MIKE HELTON: During the truck race last night, we had an incident between the 18 and the 33 trucks that resulted in NASCAR parking the 18 truck for the balance of the event.

That’s done under Section 9-12 of the Rule Book. That gives NASCAR the authority to react during a race weekend. Following the event and after a good deal of conversation and discussion, NASCAR has decided to maintain that parked position on the driver of the 18 truck for the balance of the weekend.

So basically what that means is Kyle Busch will not be participating today or tomorrow in the NASCAR event here in Texas.

THE MODERATOR: We have time for just a few questions.

Q. Mike, can you tell me what time the meeting was held this morning, where it was held, who attended it?

MIKE HELTON: The meeting was held at our hauler 15 minutes ago, 20 minutes ago. J.D., Coach Gibbs, and Kyle Busch were in attendance along with several NASCAR officials.

Q. In the year of ‘boys have at it,’ what were the specific reasons behind your decision to park Kyle as opposed to just letting ‘boys have at it’?

VIDEO: KYLE BUSCH WRECKS RON HORNADAY

VIDEO: MIKE HELTON PARKS KYLE BUSCH AT TEXAS

MIKE HELTON: The responsibility over the past two or three seasons we’ve given back to the drivers came I think with a very clear understanding that there could be a line that got crossed.

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Kyle Busch parked for the remainder of the weekend at Texas

Kyle Busch has been parked for the remainder of the weekend by NASCAR after his actions during the Truck Series race on Friday night. NASCAR called wrecking Ron Hornaday by Kyle Busch “aggressive driving” and invoked this from the official rule book.

“A NASCAR Supervisory Official may direct a Competitor to cease competition, to leave the racing premises, or to bring the car to the pit and/or garage area for a specified number of laps, and/or a specified time penalty, for the balance of the Race, or future NASCAR Races, if it is necessary to do so in order to promote the orderly conduct of the NASCAR Event(s). Such a directive will be given only in extraordinary circumstances, as determined by the NASCAR Supervisory Officials. It will not be deemed or construed to be a disqualification, suspension or other “penalty” within the meaning of Section 12 and is not appealable under that Section.”

VIDEO: KYLE BUSCH WRECKS RON HORNADAY

VIDEO: MIKE HELTON PARKS KYLE BUSCH AT TEXAS

Has this happened before?
Yes, in 2002 Kevin Harvick (ironically) was parked from a Sunday Cup race at Martinsville from his actions in the Truck race. Also in 2007 Robby Gordon was parked at Pocono for actions in a Nationwide Series race in Montreal.

NOTE: Michael McDowell will take the wheel of the #18 machine in Sunday’s race, and Denny Hamlin will drive for Kyle in the Nationwide Series race.

Portions came from nascar.com