IndyCar 'monitoring' Kurt Busch situation

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IndyCar 'monitoring' Kurt Busch situation
Nick DeGroot
By: Nick DeGroot
Feb 21, 2015, 6:16 PM

The series has not received an application for membership from Kurt Busch.

Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch, Andretti Autosport Honda
Kurt Busch prepares to test an Andretti Autosport IndyCar
Kurt Busch, Andretti Autosport Honda
Kurt Busch, Andretti Autosport Honda

Speculation has been developing surrounding Kurt Busch's future in response to his indefinite suspension from NASCAR. Should the punishment hold, many believe that the 2004 Sprint Cup champion would look to IndyCar as an option to continue his racing career.

Busch made his IndyCar debut with Andretti Autosport in the 2014 Indianapolis 500, finishing an impressive sixth. The sanctioning body has released a statement regarding the situation earlier today.

During the NASCAR Media Tour in January, Busch said he hadn't talked with Michael Andretti about the prospects of running the Indy 500 again yet, presumably waiting to see how this situation would unfold.

IndyCar statement

"INDYCAR has not received an application for membership from Kurt Busch, and have no indication that he intends to apply. The series takes domestic violence very seriously, and its rules (including Rule 2.11.3) provide the basis of authority to address personal conduct. INDYCAR is monitoring this situation as it evolves. We will act firmly and strongly in responding to all matters of domestic violence."

"NASCAR suspended Busch on Friday after more details were revealed from a Kent County (Del.) court on a protection order issued for his ex-girlfriend."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch , Michael Andretti
Author Nick DeGroot
Article type Breaking news