WITH VIDEOS: Kurt Busch's newest rant, threatening a reporter, confirms that the "better" Kurt Busch never really existed
Remember that really horrible and fake video Kurt Busch released last year after being fired from Penske, where he claimed it was a mutual decision? (It's below for your reference)
One of the things he said in the video, regarding his leaving Penske, was:
"It allows me to take a deep breath and work on things that can make me a better drive and a better person."
And that was the goal this year, as he began at the below-average #51 Phoenix Racing team. We were going to see a more level-headed and kinder Kurt Busch; not the hot-headed lunatic who would scream at everyone from his crew chief to Roger Penske, and in the past had even had a confrontation with a police officer that led to his firing from Roush Racing.
Well, after his recent on-radio rants at the Phoenix team, and today's suggestion that he wanted to kick the "----" out of a reporter, I'd say the kindler, gentler Kurt Busch never existed in the first place.
The comments Saturday, seen in the video above, are proof that Kurt is still as moody and antisocial as he was last year and in the years before that. James Finch runs a good operation with little money, and he doesn't deserve this kind of crap from the guy driving for him. Kurt Busch may be a great driver and a Cup champion, but he's acting like a world-class idiot on a regular basis.
For the record, the reporter in question is Bob Pockrass. He is one of the more dedicated and talented NASCAR reporters on the circuit, and most definitely was not trying to cause trouble with his question, as Kurt insinuated. He a fair reporter, and he asked a legitimate question, Kurt didn't like it, so he acted like a child.
I'm beginning to sense a theme here. He's done this his entire career. Other drivers, fans and everyone associated with the sport know he is just a whiny crybaby far too often.
So I know I sound like a broken record, and I feel like I have written this blog many times before, but here we go again.
Memo to Kurt Busch: You drive racecars for a living, make millions of dollars doing it, and the media is allowed to ask you questions. If you're going to threaten them every time it's a question you don't like, I suggest you quit driving and go work at Jo-Ann Fabrics selling drapes. I don't think you'll run into any tough questions there.