SOURCE: Queen City News
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch found himself in the hot seat last month when he was detained in Mexico for having a gun in his luggage. Fast forward to today, Kyle has since been convicted of the crime and sentenced to 42 months (3.5 years) in prison along with a $1095 fine. Despite his recent legal issues south of the border, it is said that Kyle will not be penalized by NASCAR for the incident and will be able to participate in the upcoming Daytona 500. You can read more details in this excerpt from roadandtrack.com below. 👇
“Kyle Busch will not be penalized by NASCAR for illegally bringing a gun to a Mexican airport, the series said Tuesday. While the driver has been convicted of the crime in Mexico and sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison—with a $1095 fine (20,748 pesos)—he will still be able to race in the upcoming Daytona 500, Autoweek reports.
Busch brought a pistol loaded with six hollow-point .38 caliber inside his baggage to an airport in Quintana Roo, Mexico, according to the official report dug up by our friends at Autoweek. A court in Mexico found him guilty of “carrying a firearm without a license and possession of cartridges for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces.”” – Read more
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