NASCAR has suspended Kurt Busch through June 13, which includes this week’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway, after video of the driver’s tirade toward a reporter went viral.
In a two-paragraph release announcing the decision, the sanctioning body also said Busch would be placed on probation through the end of the year.
The suspension stemmed from Busch’s comments toward Sporting News reporter Bob Pockrass following Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. Busch had been asked about racing hard against Justin Allgaier and whether being on probation caused him to exercise on-track restraint.
The suspension prevents Busch, already on probation for his actions during and after last month’s Southern 500, from competing in any NASCAR-sanctioned event in the next week. That includes Sunday’s Sprint Cup race will at Pocono.