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NASCAR should have responded immediately

Posted Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at 6:07 PM

NASCAR officials made a big mistake by not responding immediately to Kyke Busch's guitar trophy smashing after he won Saturday's night's Nationwide race at Nashville Speedway.

His action showed a complete disregard for fans, the race sponsor and, maybe worst of all, something lacking in his understanding of self-respect.

How do you race fans feel about a very hefty fine, banishment from Nationwide races for the remainder of the season and not allowing him to compete in any NASCAR events for six weeks?

That may seem extreme, but this talented young driver must realize in a hurry he's not bigger than the sport and, the NASCAR organization before he goes to even greater extremes.

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nashville speedway tries to ban him and they pull their races from their schedual to race here the speedway doesnt dictate who races here we just need to be glad they race here

be just like other sports there's always gonna be CRY BABIES

-- Posted by justice a buisiness ? on Tue, Jun 23, 2009, at 11:34 AM

what's the problem he won it it is his to do what he wants but on the other hand nascar should have legal right to all trophys and no one should be able to have another made

-- Posted by justice a buisiness ? on Tue, Jun 23, 2009, at 11:28 AM

Yup... I can certainly think of more prevalent battles to wage, rather than the one about a guy who busted a guitar. Seriously.

-- Posted by jesuslovesevery1 on Fri, Jun 12, 2009, at 10:20 PM

Its no ones business other than his own what he does with his trophies. Mind your own business

-- Posted by Double Exposure on Thu, Jun 11, 2009, at 11:49 PM

Hmmm. Is that really what we are all going to be concerned with? I mean seriously, there are REAL problems we can all be working to correct, rather than relishing on this event.

-- Posted by nascarfanatic on Wed, Jun 10, 2009, at 10:59 PM

The only way to get the attention of the pro athletes is to fine them. This should be delt with by Nascar and a hefty fine should be given to him.

-- Posted by Nick Saban on Wed, Jun 10, 2009, at 8:32 AM

I agree, he should absolutely be banned from Nashville Speedway! I have never been a fan of his to start with, and this just gives me more fuel for my extreme dislike of him!

-- Posted by titansfan on Wed, Jun 10, 2009, at 7:46 AM

I think at the least he should be banned from The Nashville Speedway. Maybe permanently.

-- Posted by MyMrMarty on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 6:33 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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