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Former NASCAR champ Kurt Busch suspended

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Posted at 7:24 PM, Feb 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-20 19:24:10-05

(CNN) — Kurt Busch, the 2004 NASCAR top series champion, has been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR events, the auto racing circuit said Friday.

The suspension comes after a court determined Busch committed an act of domestic violence against his former girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, NASCAR officials told CNN.

“Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch, effective immediately,” NASCAR said in a written statement.

The racing season officially begins Sunday with the Daytona 500.