Postrace bumping earns Edwards, Kyle Busch probation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR placed Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards on probation for the next six weeks of Sprint Cup Series races after their postrace altercation in Saturday night's race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Smith: Door To Door
Penalize Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch for their postrace dustup at Bristol? Hardly. Edwards and Busch gave NASCAR Nation exactly what it needs, writes Marty Smith. Story
"It was a postrace incident involving two highly competitive drivers, both of whom are in the midst of battling for a championship. The issue has been addressed with both drivers and they both know where they stand," Tharp said.Busch and Edwards top the point standings heading into Sunday's race at California Speedway. Neither was immediately available for comment. Neither driver was apologetic after the race. "I feel like I was extremely justified to do what I did," Edwards said. "I needed to do it, and that's the way it went. Let's make it real clear, I'm not apologizing for it, and that's it."
David Newton covers NASCAR for ESPN.com.
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