Kurt Busch likens being knocked out of a race to ‘premature ejaculation’ (Video)

Kurt Busch is on a roll. At the rate he’s going, we hope he never stops. An already bad week got worse for Busch on Wednesday when he was unable to participate in the actual race of the annual Prelude to the Dream pay-per-view event. During a warmup heat for the dirt track race that raises money for charity, Busch was caught up in two incidents, and his car was damaged so much that he could not take part in the main event. After the heat, Busch expressed his disappointment in an extremely eloquent way.

“All four quarters of this car got messed up and it was over before it started,” Busch explained. “This is pay-per-view, right? I don’t want to cuss, but I want to say that was more like premature ejaculation right there.”

As you may have heard, Busch is suspended for this weekend’s race at Pocono because he blew up on a reporter after a Nationwide race last weekend. I’m sure the reporter at the Prelude to the Dream race was happy he got away with only having to listen to a lousy joke rather than being threatened.

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Kurt Busch to reporter: Probation stops me from beating the s*** out of you (Video)

During Saturday’s Nationwide race at Dover, Kurt Busch may have found himself a new nemesis in young driver Justin Allgaier. According to Busch, Allgaier thought Busch hit him to start the race and was trying to get back at him for it throughout the rest of the afternoon. The two exchanged words after the race before Busch went off on a Sporting News reporter for asking him about it.

As you can see from the clip above that Eye on NASCAR shared with us, Busch was not interested in discussing the day’s events with Sporting News’ Bob Pockrass after the race.

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Mike Conway goes airborne in scary crash with Will Power at Indy 500 (Video)

Saturday’s Indianapolis 500 wasn’t without a scary-looking wreck, as Mike Conway was sent flying into the air in an 80th-lap crash that included IndyCar points leader Will Power.

The accident came directly after Conway plowed through a member of his crew during a pit stop. The resulting damage on the car’s front wing went without repair, a detail that likely contributed to Conway losing control and spinning out on a subsequent turn.

Power, trailing directly behind Conway, couldn’t avoid Conway’s No. 14 when it became shrouded in a cloud of smoke and drifted helplessly toward the wall. Upon Power’s impact, Conway’s car was lifted into the air along the outside catch fence. The crash brought out the race’s second of eight caution flags. Both drivers later emerged from their cars unharmed but were KO’ed from the race.

Here’s the video. Also worth seeing is Helio Castroneves narrowly missing by the thinnest of hairs a bouncing tire at the 2:57 mark:

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Official IndyCar website has Danica Patrick winning Indy 500 even though she isn’t racing in it (Picture)

The 96th annual Indy 500 may be hours away from coming to a close, but according to the official IndyCar website a winner has already been crowned. As you can see from the screenshot above that was taken from IndyCar.com, a photo of Danica Patrick ran on the website Sunday morning before the race began with a caption below it that read, “wins 96th running of the Indy 500.” That has to be the easiest accomplishment Danica has ever reached in her racing career.

It’s a storyline IndyCar racing could only dream of, but someone needs to edit these headlines a bit more carefully. Not only has the Indy 500 yet to conclude, but Patrick isn’t even taking part. She’s racing in NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday. Try wrapping your brain around that one.

UPDATE: Shockingly, Danica did not drop out of the Coca-Cola 600 and make her way to the Indy 500 in time for the IndyCar.com headline to be validated. Dario Franchitti wound up winning his third Indy 500.

Jeremy Mayfield has to pay $1 million to a mail carrier who was bitten by his dogs

Since his exit from NASCAR in 2009, not much has gone right for former driver Jeremy Mayfield. His list of issues grew on Wednesday when a North Carolina judge awarded a postal carrier $1 million at his expense. The postal worker, Mary Bolton, filed a lawsuit against Mayfield and his wife last June after being attacked by the Mayfields’ dogs on their property in April of 2011.

According to the lawsuit that Sporting News outlined for us, Bolton suffered physical and mental injuries in addition to emotional and psychological anguish. Her attorney says she suffered nerve damage in her left arm after being attacked by the pit bull/labrador mixes and still has trouble gripping and holding things. He also said Bolton has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder from the incident.

Mayfield initially offered to pay for Bolton’s medical expenses and told the told the Winston-Salem Journal that he is sorry for what happened, but that his house is far enough away from the street where it has never been an issue.

“I’m far off the road to not get messed with,” Mayfield explained. “My dogs never left that property, yet I’ve got a $1 million judgment against me.”

The judge set the $1 million amount based on medical expenses, lost wages, losing use in her left arm, and emotional distress. Mayfield never contested the suit and, as Sporting News pointed out, he still owes over $2 million for loans, legal fees, surveying fees, and taxes. His property was recently foreclosed on and he is facing 19 criminal felony charges in North Carolina. To summarize, things are not going well for Jeremy Mayfield.

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Tony Stewart apologizes for not having more wrecks at Talladega

Tony Stewart was at his absolute sarcastic best on Sunday after finishing 24th in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. Stewart ran out of gas twice and got caught in an eight-car wreck with four laps to go in the race, but he managed to maintain his biting sense of humor.

“We didn’t quite crash half the field which is what we normally look to do here. I was excited about it. I thought it was a pretty good race. I made it further than I thought I would before I got crashed. I call it a successful day,” Stewart joked to reporters.

“Honestly, I think if we haven’t crashed at least 50 percent of the field by the end of the race, we need to extend the race until we at least crash 50 percent of the cars because it’s not fair to these fans for them to not see any more wrecks than that and more torn-up cars. We still had over half the cars running at the end and it shouldn’t be that way.”

“Like I said if we don’t crash half of the field by the end of the race they really need to extend it because that is what the fans want they want to see that excitement. I feel bad that as drivers we couldn’t do a better job of crashing enough cars for them today … I feel like that is what we are here for. I feel bad if I don’t spend at least 150,000 dollars in torn-up race cars going back to the shop. We definitely have to do a better job with that.”

Stewart dropped to seventh in the points standings after his 24th place finish, but it’s still extremely early in the season. There’s a reason we love Smoke, and this is it. The guy has proven several times over the years that he is not afraid to speak his mind, and we love him for it.

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Carl Edwards: Amanda Beard’s criticism came ‘out of left field’

Carl Edwards said he wasn’t expecting the unflattering comments about him in begrudged ex-girlfriend Amanda Beard‘s book, but he’s going to take them in stride.

Beard, an Olympic swimmer, dated Edwards from 2005 to 2006 and dedicated 16 blistering pages to her relationship with the NASCAR driver in her memoir released earlier this month, painting Edwards as a controlling and egotistical jerk of a boyfriend. Despite Beard’s harsh portrayal, Edwards said Friday he’s not going to hold anything against his ex.

“I’m not going to bash her or say bad things about her,” Edwards said at Texas Motor Speedway, according to ESPN. “She’s a mother, she’s a wife and someone I cared about.”

Edwards, who’s now married with two children, said he knew Beard was writing a book but didn’t expect to be thrown under the bus like he was.

“I don’t know where to start,” he said, “whether it’s the psychology of feelings about a relationship that doesn’t work out or the strategy to sell book. To be honest, it’s just weird. I don’t know how to address things that I don’t remember happening.

“I didn’t know what to think about it. It was pretty far out of left field for me. It really caught me off guard. It’s sad for me to read that and sad that Amanda was going though all that.”

Well, of course he didn’t know about Beard’s feelings. That was kind of her point.

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