Kurt Busch takes step toward racing again

Staff Report - NASCAR Wire Service Monday, Mar 02 2199

Suspended NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has taken the first steps to be reinstated.

Busch has agreed to NASCAR's terms after being suspended indefinitely following accusation of domestic assault by his former girlfriend.

NASCAR did not reveal those terms.

"The outside experts, one of the things they had advised us from the beginning was no matter what actions we take ... that it was very, very important for us to provide a road back," NASCAR spokesperson David Higdon told NBC Sports 'For those who are experts in this field, specifically in domestic violence, that is critical. We did follow that advice. We're pleased that he has indicated he will begin the program that we have laid out for him."

Busch still could face criminal charges stemming from an incident in September when Patricia Driscoll accused Busch of slamming her head into a wall of his motorhome.

Busch denied that an assault took place.

There is no timetable for Busch to complete NASCAR's terms