Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kurt Busch - Back in the Driver Seat

#NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch had his indefinite suspension*** from NASCAR lifted on today and it has been replaced by indefinite probation. Further, NASCAR has waive a Chase requirement and 2004 Series Champion Busch will be eligible to participate in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, if he can qualify. 

The driver must still undergo additional steps to address the behavior for which he was penalized.

"As we stated last week, the elimination of the possibility of criminal charges removed a significant impediment to Kurt Busch's return to full status as a NASCAR member," said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer in a statement released by NASCAR. "We therefore have decided to move him to indefinite probation and waive the Chase requirement. He has fully complied with our reinstatement program during his suspension and the health care expert who conducted his evaluation recommended his immediate return.

Chevrolet, which also suspended Busch's personal services contract on Feb. 20, has also reinstated Kurt Busch.

***On February 16, 2015, Busch was given a no-contact order by a Dover judge. Busch was indefinitely suspended by NASCAR February 20, 2015.

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