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NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch

| Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Friday, February 20 2015

Kurt Busch has been suspended by NASCAR.

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing, it was announced on Friday.

NASCAR took action following the release Friday of a supplemental disposition setting forth the findings and conclusions that formed the basis for the Family Court of the State of Delaware’s decision on Monday to issue an Order of Protection from Abuse against him.

Busch, it was ruled, had hit his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll’s head against his motor home wall Sept. 26 at Dover International Speedway.

Busch, who won the 2004 Sprint Cup championship, drives for Stewart-Haas Racing.

“We understand NASCAR’s position regarding Kurt Busch and accept their decision,” SHR said in an announcement. “We are in the midst of finalizing our plans for the Daytona 500 and we will announce those details as soon as we’re ready.”

Busch, driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet, was found to be in violation of:

· Section 12.1.a: Actions detrimental to stock car racing

· Section 12.8: Behavioral Penalty

In a statement issued Friday, NASCAR said, “Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch, effective immediately. He will not be allowed to race nor participate in any NASCAR activities until further notice.

“Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team are fully aware of our position and why this decision was made. We will continue to respect the process and timetable of the authorities involved.”

Jim Campbell, Chevrolet vice president of Motorsports and Performance Vehicles, issued a statement saying,  “Chevrolet has suspended its relationship with Kurt Busch indefinitely. We will continue to monitor the events surrounding Mr. Busch and are prepared to take additional action if necessary.”

| Managing Editor, RacinToday.com Friday, February 20 2015
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