NASCAR Suspends Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch

“I accept NASCAR’s decision." (Photo: Getty Images)

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NASCAR has suspended driver Kurt Busch until June 13 of this year and extended his NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for his actions following the NASCAR Nationwide Series race June 2 at Dover International Speedway.

Kurt 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. Kurt Busch had previously been placed on NASCAR probation May 15 for his actions during the May 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway. That probation was originally scheduled to end July 25 but has now been extended through the end of this year.

The suspension was a result of Busch's threatening comments to a reporter following this past weekend's Nationwide 5-Hour Energy 200. Busch took issue with a question from the Sporting News'  Bob Pockrass regarding his contact with Justin Allgaier during the race.

Busch issued the following statement following today's decision by NASCAR:

“I accept NASCAR’s decision. I put them in a box, they had to take action and it’s my fault for putting them in this position. I apologize for the comments I made to Bob Pockrass.”

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