We're glad to see that M&M's won't put up with such deplorable behavior!
Earlier this month, NASCAR racer Kyle Busch "purposefully wrecked" Ron Hornaday Jr. during a Truck Series race at Texas.
As a result, Busch was fined $50,000, he was put on probation for the rest of the season, AND M&M's will no longer sponsor him.
Here's what Mars Chocolate North America chief consumer Debra A. Sandler had to say about it:
"Kyle’s recent actions are unacceptable and do not reflect the values of Mars. While we do not condone Kyle’s recent actions, we do believe that he has shown remorse and has expressed a desire to change. We believe our decision will have a positive impact on Kyle and will help him return next season ready to win."
"The car will not run with the M&M’s paint scheme until 2012, at which time Kyle Busch will be the driver with the expectation that no future incident take place."
We definitely think Mars/M&M's is making the right move here. Actions have consequences.
Let's hope Kyle learns his lesson!
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