NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch indefinitely


Kurt Busch, the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR.

Busch, 36, was set to drive the No. 41 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday but has been suspended after a Delaware family court found that Busch “committed an act of domestic abuse” against former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll.

Due to the court’s findings, Busch has been placed on a punishment for a behavior penalty due to “actions detrimental to stock car racing.”

NASCAR added that Busch “will not be allowed to race or 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 the timetable of the authorities involved.”