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“It’s easy to see and it’s easy to say that Kurt blew a fuse again,” Newman told after the race. “I’m not sure why he did it and tried to run over our guys and NASCAR officials. And nobody is. Circumstances I think are that he lied (about hitting Newman’s car on pit road) and was so frustrated that he doesn’t know how to deal with his anger.”

Busch, the 2004 NASCAR champion, admitted last December he’s seeing a sports psychologist to help him with his temper.

This latest penalty comes as Busch is jockeying for one of the seats due to become open at the end of the year. He’s said all along this year is about positioning himself to return to a top-level ride next season.

It also marks yet another suspension for the Busch family. Younger brother Kyle was suspended last November for two races at Texas because he intentionally wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr. in a Truck Series race.

Kyle Busch had to fight hard with sponsors for Joe Gibbs Racing to not be fired from his rides after the Texas incident.