NASCAR indefinitely suspends driver Kurt Busch after judge issues brief

Kurt Busch (Getty Images)
Kurt Busch (Getty Images)
Kurt Busch (Getty Images)

NASCAR suspended driver Kurt Busch late Friday for an indefinite period after a judge in Delaware issued his brief concerning the issuance of a protective order earlier in the week. The judge’s brief stated that Busch indeed “committed an act of domestic violence” against his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll during an incident Sept. 26 at Dover International Speedway.  The ruling also stated that Driscoll had “bruising and substantial and prolonged pain to her head, neck and throat.”

Monday the court ruled in Driscoll’s favor and issued a protective order. The order, which is in force until the end of the year, says Busch has to stay 100 yards away from Driscoll, her home and workplace. At NASCAR races he has to maintain the maximum “practicable” distance from her and not attempt to contact her.

Kent County (Del.) commissioner David Jones released his ruling Friday. MORE>>>

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