U.S. Congresswoman demands suspension of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 14: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

 

HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 14:  Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 14: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A U.S. representative is demanding that NASCAR suspend driver Kurt Busch. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has sent a letter to NASCAR president Mike Helton as well as Busch’s Stewart-Haas Racing owners Tony Stewart and Gene Haas demanding Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in addition to any future NASCAR events until the matter of domestic abuse charges against him is settled.

In the letter the lawmaker said NASCAR and SHR should “suspend Mr. Busch from his weekend’s Championship and adopt a policy going forward in all domestic violence cases to suspend drivers until criminal proceedings end or there is a clear lack of evidence.”

Patricia Driscoll, Busch’s former longtime girlfriend, has accused Busch of grabbing and slamming her face and head three times into a wall in his motor home at Dover International Speedway in Delaware in September. In a legal complaint, Driscoll wrote that the beating left her with severe pain, difficulty breathing, and neck bruising. Busch’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, has denied the allegations. MORE>>>

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