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NASCAR bars Kyle Busch for rest of Texas weekend

NASCAR bars Kyle Busch for rest of Texas weekend

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was banned from the Sprint Cup and Nationwide races at Texas after he deliberately wrecked championship contender Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Truck Series race.
NASCAR president Mike Helton announced the decision on Saturday after a meeting with Busch and Joe Gibbs, his Sprint Cup and Nationwide car owner.
Busch is the first driver since Robby Gordon in 2007 to be parked for a Cup race for actions in another NASCAR race over the same weekend.
Busch left the NASCAR hauler through an exit away from the media.
"This is a tough situation for us and basically what we're trying to do is go through it the right way," Gibbs said. "Everybody here with our race team is trying to meet with everybody that was affected by this and obviously we've got a lot of work to do there and a lot of people to see. But we're going to be try to go through this and try to handle everything in the right way."
Gibbs said he met with Busch in the driver's motor home, but didn't share what was said.
Michael McDowell will take over in Sunday's race for Busch, who was seventh in the Chase for the championship standings.
Hornaday was knocked out of Friday's truck race on the 14th of 148 laps when Busch retaliated for contact between them by pushing the four-time champion into the wall. The trucks made contact after trying to go three-wide around a slower truck and both then brushed the wall.
Busch got behind Hornaday and kept pushing until the No. 33 truck wound up in the wall.
"I lost my cool, no doubt about it. I've been wrecked four weeks in a row, and I've had enough of it, and I retaliated," Busch said by his hauler after the wreck on Friday. "So it's certainly my fault for doing that. If everybody wants to say, 'Hornaday is racing for a championship, roll over,' that's not my fashion. That's not anybody else's fashion out here."