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Busch has another heated exchange with reporter


09:26 AM ET 06.17 | Kurt Busch's troubles with the media continued on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. Busch had a brief, heated exchange with ESPN reporter Marty Smith after Saturday's Nationwide Series race at MIS, a week after serving a one-week suspension for making threatening comments to Sporting News reporter Bob Pockrass after the Dover Nationwide Series race. Busch, on orders from Sprint Cup team owner James Finch, avoided talking to reporters upon arriving at MIS on Thursday. But when he finished third in the race won by Joey Logano on Saturday, he had to make a mandatory appearance in the media center. As he waited to be interviewed, an MRN Radio pit reporter said on the live broadcast that Busch left the top-five area without interviewing. Busch was told of the comment and replied, "That's what everybody says, don't they." Busch then left the room to cool off. Several reporters, including Smith, with a camera crew, followed. Busch then told Smith to come over with his camera. When Smith got there, Busch said he wasn't doing interviews there, adding, "You ever hear of sarcasm?" That led to a brief exchange during which Busch said, "You don't know how long I've been working on this."


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June 17, 2012  11:53 AM ET

Marty Smith is a tool. I'm not a Busch fan but they are messing with him to get a story.

June 17, 2012  11:58 AM ET

Busch really doesn't want a ride next year.

June 17, 2012  12:03 PM ET

He did nothing wrong, they are trying really hard to bait him.

June 17, 2012  12:42 PM ET

Kurt must have some sort of personality disorder ----> or he is just a 'tool'

June 17, 2012  12:51 PM ET

He did nothing wrong, they are trying really hard to bait him.

That's what they're supposed to do. they know if they pick at him enough he'll explode and give them something to write about. Kurt needs to keep his cool and just say "Next question."

June 17, 2012  01:01 PM ET

Why waste everyone's time with Busch... It is pretty obvious he doesn't want talk and who cares. The media has become evil in this country.

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June 17, 2012  01:31 PM ET

sorry for the misspelling!

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June 17, 2012  04:30 PM ET

there we go, kryle blows up for the 3rd race in a row..

June 17, 2012  04:46 PM ET

there we go, kryle blows up for the 3rd race in a row..

Gotta tell ya' -- there is something screwy going on here ... nobody else at Gibbs is having a problem except for numb-nuts. He must be doing something stupid -- as usual. The Gibbs Nationwide cars a making a ton of power and are built in-house ... on the other hand the Cup cars are using a TURD works motors and Bushy can't keep the insides from tryin' to get outside. IMHO Gibbs needs to tell TURD to stuff their motors and go back to building his own ...

June 17, 2012  05:09 PM ET

Not a good day for Gibb's TURDs ...

June 17, 2012  05:14 PM ET

Not a good day for Gibb's TURDs ...

all 3 took a big turd today.. expensive day i must say

June 17, 2012  05:28 PM ET

C'mon Jr. Get'cha one

June 17, 2012  05:45 PM ET

C'mon Jr. Get'cha one

if it stays green hes going to win

June 17, 2012  05:52 PM ET

if it stays green hes going to win

When I went to MIS I used to sit in the infield at the second turn, right before the straightaway. You could hear them floor it.

June 17, 2012  05:55 PM ET

The Dark Knight Rises. That would have been great for Sr.

June 17, 2012  06:00 PM ET

Congratulations Jr and team!!


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