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Busch apologizes for rant against Toyota

Associated Press Modified: October 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm •  Published: October 4, 2012
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"Kyle's had a frustrating year with several car and engine mechanical failures which were not his responsibility, and we're working extremely hard on our end to improve our products and processes," White said. "We will continue to address these issues, but we're ready to put this behind us and move forward with the remainder of the season, including the Toyota drivers battling for the championship."

Busch had to pit for fuel with 11 laps remaining after leading 302 of the scheduled 400-lap race. Keselowski went the final 89 laps without stopping for gas.

Team owner Joe Gibbs said in Thursday's statement the organization appreciates its relationship with Toyota, and that Busch shouldn't have cursed at the manufacturer.

"Kyle recognizes that his comments and the tone of his comments were misguided. We've been able to work through this issue and I think everyone is ready to get back to the focus being on racing and Talladega," Gibbs said.