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Kurt Busch has heated exchange with another reporter, this time ESPN’s Marty Smith

Fresh off his week-long suspension for a separate run-in with a reporter, Kurt Busch was at it again at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

Busch had been advised by Sprint Cup team owner James Finch to refrain from speaking to reporters. However, after placing third in Saturday’s Nationwide race at the track, Busch by rule had to make a mandatory press conference appearance. That’s when Busch and ESPN’s Marty Smith had a tense exchange of words. Here’s ESPN.com:

As he waited to be interviewed, an MRN Radio pit reporter said on the live broadcast that Busch left the top-five area without interviewing.

Busch was told of the comment and replied, “That’s what everybody says, don’t they.”

Busch then left the room to cool off. Several reporters, including Smith, with a camera crew, followed. Busch then told Smith to come over with his camera. When Smith got there, Busch said he wasn’t doing interviews there, adding, “You ever hear of sarcasm?”

That led to a brief exchange during which Busch said, “You don’t know how long I’ve been working on this.”

Busch eventually returned to face the media, albeit with a terse attitude. “It was great to drive the car,” he said when asked how it felt to return from suspension. And then: “It was a great finish, all in all. The restart before the final one, I was on the inside and went from third to eighth, and then the restart on the final one, I went from eighth back up to third.”

Busch has a well-documented past of losing his temper. Maybe somebody should teach this guy how to take deep breaths.

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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.

Thanks to Deadspin for sharing the video

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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