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NASCAR lifts suspension of driver Kurt Busch

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Posted at 12:49 PM, Mar 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-11 12:49:31-04

NASCAR announced Wednesday that it has lifted its suspension of driver Kurt Busch, making him eligible to return to the sport immediately — albeit “under indefinite probation.

Busch was suspended after being accused of grabbing ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll by the throat and slamming her head against a wall in his motor home at Delaware’s Dover International Speedway in September.

Delaware authorities announced earlier this month that charges would not be filed in that case. Yet a Kent County, Delaware, family court commissioner did rule in February that Busch must stay away from Driscoll for a year.

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