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