NSCS: Kurt Busch suspended, probation extended

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NASCAR has suspended Kurt Busch until June 13th for actions detrimental to stock car racing according to the 2012 NASCAR Rule Book.

The actions took place following Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway where Busch was seen in what appeared to be a heated discussion with Justin Allgaier.

Video then surfaced of Busch threatening SportingNews.com reporter Bob Pockrass after the race on pit road during an interview.

According to NASCAR’s official press release, “Busch violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing; violation of probation; verbal abuse to a media member) of the 2012 NASCAR Rule Book.”

NASCAR has also extended Busch’s probation originally from July 25 which was put in place following a post-race altercation at Darlington Raceway, to December 31.

Phoenix Racing has not yet named a replacement driver for Busch this weekend at Pocono Raceway.

Official NASCAR Press Release

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR has suspended Kurt Busch until June 13 and has extended his probation until Dec. 31 for his actions following the Nationwide Series race June 2 at Dover International Speedway.

Busch violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing; violation of probation; verbal abuse to a media member) of the 2012 NASCAR Rule Book. Busch had been placed on probation May 15 for his actions during the May 12 Sprint Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway. That probation was scheduled to end July 25.

 

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