Friday, February 20, 2015

NASCAR indefinitely suspends Kurt Busch

Charlotte Bray / Skirts and Scuffs
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2015) — NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch for actions detrimental to stock car racing 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, driver of the No. 41 car, was found to be in violation of:
  • Section 12.1.a: Actions detrimental to stock car racing
  • Section 12.8: Behavioral Penalty
“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," according to a statement from NASCAR. "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.”

UPDATE: Stewart-Haas Racing announced Friday night that Regan Smith will pilot the No. 41 Chevrolet in Sunday's Daytona 500. No interim driver has been determined yet for next week's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta and the following races, according to a team release.

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