NASCAR driver Kurt Busch goes off, parts ways with sponsor

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15039007" title="NASCAR" href="/topic/sports/auto-racing/nascar-15039007.topic">NASCAR</a> driver <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000009539" title="Kurt Busch" href="/topic/sports/auto-racing/kurt-busch-PESPT000009539.topic">Kurt Busch</a> ended his relationship with the Penske Racing team after he was <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/12/nascar-kurt-busch-penske.html">fined $50,000 for an off-track incident</a>. During the Sprint Cup series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Busch was caught on video using an obscene gesture and launching into a profanity-laced tirade toward <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HOC792" title="ESPN (tv network)" href="/topic/sports/espn-%28tv-network%29-HOC792.topic">ESPN</a> reporter Dr. Jerry Punch. The incident was posted on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP00000211004" title="YouTube" href="/topic/arts-culture/computer-networking-internet/social-media/youtube-ORCRP00000211004.topic">YouTube</a>.

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NASCAR driver Kurt Busch ended his relationship with the Penske Racing team after he was fined $50,000 for an off-track incident. During the Sprint Cup series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Busch was caught on video using an obscene gesture and launching into a profanity-laced tirade toward ESPN reporter Dr. Jerry Punch. The incident was posted on YouTube.

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