Busch drops assualt charges against Spencer

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch dropped his assault complaint against rival Jimmy Spencer, who punched him in the face after a race last month at Michigan International Speedway. A spokesman for Busch called the sheriff's department Wednesday, asking that the case be dropped, sheriff's Capt. Jack Welsh said Friday. Welsh said the representative told him NASCAR's penalties against Spencer were satisfactory.
September 5, 2003

Busch Win Crashed filled Sharpie

When pre-race introductions took place at Bristol motor speedway, Kurt Bush was booed. They were angry with the release of Kurt Bush's in car audio from Michigan Speedway, which revealed that Bush was intentionally trying to knock hated rival Jimmy Spencer into the wall. At the end of the race Spencer punched Bush and was suspended for one race and put on probation for the rest of the season. Kurt Bush was also placed on probation.
August 24, 2003

Michael Waltrip wins the Busch race at Bristol

Michael passed Ron Hornaday late in the race to win the Food City 250. And would go on to win even though he experiencing some transmission problems.
August 22, 2003