Finch confirms Kurt Busch to remain with team

Kurt Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway on June 1, 2012 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series 5-hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway on June 1, 2012 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Phoenix Racing owner James Finch confirmed Tuesday that he will allow NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch to return to competition this weekend at Michigan.

Busch was suspended by NASCAR for an incident with a reporter at Dover several weeks ago. The suspension will be lifted Wednesday.

David Reutimann raced the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevy last week at Pocono. Busch was listed on the entry list for this weekend’s race at Michigan issued by NASCAR on Monday. MORE>>>

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