#NASCAR ... Ryan Newman had strong words for Kurt Busch after their incident Saturday night. Here's what Newman told me in a one-on-one conversation about the incident:
“I’m not sure what happened. It’s easy to see and it’s easy to say that Kurt blew a fuse again. I’m not sure why he did it and tried to run over our guys and NASCAR officials. And nobody is. I think the chemical imbalance speaks for itself. Kurt drilled me in pit lane and said that he was taking his helmet off and he didn’t see where he was going, which I’m pretty sure there were 42 other guys that are taking their helmets off and doing whatever for the last 10 years and that’s the first time that’s happened to me. Circumstances I think are that he lied and was so frustrated that he doesn’t know how to deal with his anger.
“From my standpoint, that’s the second offense on Kurt when he did retaliation on (teammate Tony) Stewart’s crew and the officials there. I can voice my opinion on what they should do to him but that’s not going to solve anything.
(YOU WENT IN TO NASCAR HAULER VOLUNTARILY?)
“No. They asked me to come in because they didn’t know everything that happened on pit road. They just really wanted to know my side of that story. That was it. They said you’re good to go.
(HE SAID HE JUST HIT YOU ON PIT ROAD)
“He said he was taking his helmet off, which I think was a lie.
(ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT HIM AS A DRIVER)
“Everybody has for the last 10 years. He’s proven that. When you can’t keep a job, it’s pretty obvious.’’