Busch apologizes for rant against Toyota

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Associated Press

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Updated Friday, Oct 5 at 11:04 AM

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kyle Busch apologized Thursday for a profanity-laced rant toward manufacturer Toyota over fuel mileage.

Busch was upset during Sunday's race at Dover because a late stop for gas cost him the victory. Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin also had to stop for gas, but winner Brad Keselowski in a Dodge and Jimmie Johnson in a Chevrolet got better mileage and didn't have to stop.

Busch said in a statement Thursday his comments about Toyota and Toyota Racing Development were "misguided" and he spoke out of frustration.

Busch has suffered several engine failures this season, and missed a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field by just three points.

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