Kurt Busch’s First Appeal Of Indefinite NASCAR Suspension Denied

(NASCAR Wire Service)

By Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service

Kurt Busch (Photo: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kurt Busch (Photo: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images for NASCAR)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—The National Motorsports Appeals Panel on Saturday denied Kurt Busch’s appeal of an indefinite suspension imposed by NASCAR on Friday in the aftermath of a finding by the Family Court in the State of Delaware that Busch had likely committed domestic abuse against his former girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll.

On Monday, the court had issued an Order of Protection of Abuse against the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion.

The panel, consisting of former motorsports executive Paul Brooks, former IndyCar driver Lyn St. James and Greenville-Pickens Speedway track operator Kevin Whitaker, upheld the penalty levied against Busch under the following provisions of the NASCAR rule book:

Section 12.1.a: Actions detrimental to stock car racing, and

Section 12.8 Behavioral Penalty.

Busch has appealed the suspension to the Final Appeals Officer, Bryan Moss. The appeal will be held at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday evening at the International Motorsports Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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  1. I think what nascar has done by issuing the suspension is good …..everybody knows Kurts a hot head ….whatever happened in that bus we will probably never know …he needs help…all these high profile and over paid athletes are human just like the rest of us ..but that gives them know right to put his hands on a women ….so I applaud nascar on there decision …….

  2. Andy Boright says

    What happens when Princess Sparkle goes up and puts her hands on the wrong guy and gets a bitch smack for her trouble?

  3. darealgoodfella says

    This should not have gone this far. The behavioral issues were evident long before this domestic issue. He should have been dealt with long ago. He has been allowed to be a hot-headed bully for many years, and NASCAR failed to deal with it.

    Hope his little brother learns something.

  4. Andy Boright says

    Look how long it took NASCAR to deal with drug issues among it’s drivers & crews. At least they seem more on top of it with this particular issue.

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