Earlier it was mentioned that Kyle Busch might face disciplinary action for hitting the pace car intentionally. However, it seems that the No. 18 Toyota driver for Joe Gibbs Racing is set to escape any punishment.
Busch’s frustration got a better hold of him in New Hampshire Motor Speedway when he knocked the pace car. It was because he crashed due to rain conditions even after drivers calling for a caution during the race.
Busch later explained his frustration and said that the race should have never gone green.
As for any action that Busch might face for his actions, NASCAR Senior VP of Competition Scott Miller said that they would discuss Busch’s intentionally hitting the pace car the following week. He said:
“That’s something we didn’t have to address immediately, obviously we had our hands full up there trying to get the track back and figure out what we were gonna do working on all the timing that we already talked about with darkness hmm so that’s something we’ll address this week.”
NASCAR Senior VP of Competition Scott Miller on the decision to call the race, what happened at the start and any discipline for Kyle Busch hitting the pace car: pic.twitter.com/gt1azJxkQu
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 19, 2021
However, it seems that a decision has been made and Busch will not suffer any penalty for his consequences.
No penalty to Kyle Busch for tapping pace car at Loudon.
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) July 20, 2021
NASCAR is currently on a two-week break and it will be back in action for Go Bowling at The Glen on August 8.