Feb. 9, 2015
NASCAR Wire Service
NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian France announced two key personnel moves at the highest level of its executive leadership team on Monday, naming Mike Helton as Vice Chairman of NASCAR, and adding Chief Operating Officer Brent Dewar to the NASCAR Board of Directors. Continue reading “NASCAR names Helton Vice Chairman of NASCAR, adds Dewar to NASCAR Board of Directors”
Tony Stewart took home his second win in a row, 4th in the chase and edges to within just 3 points of second place Carl Edwards. Kyle Busch dominated the coverage of the weekend after wrecking Ron Hornaday in Friday’s Truck race, and getting parked by NASCAR.
The following is a letter written by Kyle Busch to his fans, sponsors, teammates, competitors and fellow members of the racing community.
I’ve had a lot of time today to sit and reflect, and try to put my thoughts into words as best I can.
I want to sincerely apologize for my actions during Friday night’s Truck Series race at Texas.
I apologize to my fans, all my sponsors, everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports.
After talking with my team, it’s great to have their support and encouragement to assure me that there are better days ahead. Even though this took place while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, I am sorry for how difficult this has been for everyone associated with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series teams.
I’d also like to apologize to Ron Hornaday Jr., and everyone associated with the No. 33 team in the Truck Series.
Continue reading “Kyle Busch’s Written Apology”
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’?
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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.
Continue reading “Transcript of Mike Helton announcing Kyle Busch Texas parking”
Mike Helton announces that Kyle Busch has been parked for the balance of the weekend at Texas Motor Speedway
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