Monday, November 14, 2005

Hey: Kurt Busch. What the hell?

The 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup champion is on the unemployment line. And I'm happy about it.

In case you haven't heard: Kurt Busch was stopped for traffic violations on Friday in Arizona, the officer arrested him after he suspected Busch of DUI. At police HQ the breathalizer machine failed, so he wasn't charged with any alcohol related infractions.

"“We are officially retiring as Kurt Busch apologists," team president Geoff Smith said Sunday, “effective today."

Those of you who know me are aware that I was a Kurt Busch fan. I have hats, shirts, stickers, and more to prove it. Hell, even the post right below this talks about how I wanted to be him. I am really having a hard time supporting him through this... he was slowly losing my respect with his punk-ass attitude, but this is just over the top.

This is was gets me: Kurt swears that there was NO alcohol involved at all. WHAT? Why not just say that you weren't even there?! It will be just as believable.

I worked for the police department for 5 years total and I believe the officer over Kurt. Why would the officer lie? If he didn't smell booze, why would he say he did? Kurt has every reason to lie and that's the reason I am out with him. If he admitted he made a mistake and moved on - totally different story. I still wouldn't forget about the whole incident, but lets just say the "healing" could have started. Now, he's just out with me. OUT. Done.

MSNBC AP report here.

I'm in the market for a new driver, and have stared a list:

- Carl Edwards, for obvious reasons and also that I am a former Jeff Burton fan and I like 99.
- Denny Hamlin, I like new comers and he seems clean cut.
- Kasey Kahne, he is a good driver and respected.
- Boris Said, I just like his hair.

In closing, Kurt: "I'm tired of getting ribbed for being a fan of yours. It stops today."

-S. Patrick Kaine

6 comments:

  1. I'd go with Carl Edwards, he is too cool!

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  2. an update here:
    http://www.stockcarreview.com/blogs/nextel/archives/2005/11/busch_below_leg.html

    Source: The Arizona Republic – UPDATE ON: Busch and Penske Respond

    Kurt Busch was below the legal alcohol limit when he was stopped Friday night outside Phoenix Int. Raceway (PIR). On the preliminary breath test, which is not admissible in court, Busch blew a .017, according to MCSO spokesman Lt. Paul Chagolla, Arizona’s impaired limit is .08. In addition a sergeant at the post administered the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test, which detects twitching of the eyes to indicate impairment. There are six cues of impairment on this test, and none was found with Busch. Busch was issued a reckless driving ticket, a report that will shed some light on the incedent will be available in a few days.

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  3. Hey Pat,
    What a letdown for you! I agree with your comments 100%. Our Nascar role models should be just that in public. (Same kind of deal with T.O.) We've seen way too much stupid ego tripping..... But abusive self tripping...I say NO!
    ps. Doesn't Walter have Edwards now? Course, that's only in the family.... Dad

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  4. PATREEK...ALL I CAN SAY IS 'MAN OH MAN' KURT WENT SOUTH. I ALSO KNOW YOU FEEL LIKE EVERYONE WILL RIB YOU SOMEMORE. NOT TRUE. AT LEAST YOUR FAVORITE DRIVER RACED THIS YEAR. MINE DID NOT. AND I WILL NOT MENTION HIS NAME SINCE YOU HAVE MANY FANS ON YOUR BLOG. AFTER LOOKING AT YOUR CHOICE OF DRIVERS FOR NEXT YEAR...YOU SHOULD MAYBE CHECK OUT CHAD CHAFFIN. HE NEED'S A RACE FAN !!! OH YEA...NO MORE RIB'S !!!

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  5. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Cheap cologne smells like alchohol too. Interesting test results, although I'm not saying his other behavior shouldn't be taken into account in your overall decision. Still shopping?

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