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NASCAR suspends driver Kurt Busch just before Daytona 500

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Kurt Busch with now ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll in May of 2014. (Photo: AP) Kurt Busch with now ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll in May of 2014. (Photo: AP)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch on Friday, just two days before the Daytona 500, hours after a Delaware judge said the former champion committed an act of domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend and there was a "substantial likelihood" of him doing it again.

In a 25-page opinion Friday explaining why he issued a no-contact order, the judge said it was more likely than not that Busch "strangled" Patricia Driscoll in his motorhome at Dover International Speedway in September and smashed her head into a wall.

Busch has denied the alleged assault. He becomes the first driver suspended by NASCAR for domestic violence.

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