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Kurt Busch cleared for return to competition, receives waiver from NASCAR to qualify for Chase

  • FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch looks from the garage after practice for the NASCAR Bank of America Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. NASCAR lifted its suspension of Kurt Busch on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, and ruled the former champion can compete in the title Chase should he qualify. Busch missed the first three races of the season when NASCAR suspended him for an alleged domestic assault on his ex-girlfriend.  (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch looks from the garage after practice for the NASCAR Bank of America Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. NASCAR lifted its suspension of Kurt Busch on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, and ruled the former champion can compete in the title Chase should he qualify. Busch missed the first three races of the season when NASCAR suspended him for an alleged domestic assault on his ex-girlfriend. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015, file photo, driver Kurt Busch, left, stands with his girlfriend, Ashley Van Metre, before getting in his car during qualifying for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR lifted its suspension of Kurt Busch on Wednesday, March 11, 2015,  and ruled the former champion can compete in the title Chase should he qualify. Busch missed the first three races of the season when NASCAR suspended him for an alleged domestic assault on his ex-girlfriend. The Delaware attorney general last week declined to charge Busch for the September incident with Patricia Driscoll. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015, file photo, driver Kurt Busch, left, stands with his girlfriend, Ashley Van Metre, before getting in his car during qualifying for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR lifted its suspension of Kurt Busch on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, and ruled the former champion can compete in the title Chase should he qualify. Busch missed the first three races of the season when NASCAR suspended him for an alleged domestic assault on his ex-girlfriend. The Delaware attorney general last week declined to charge Busch for the September incident with Patricia Driscoll. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)  (The Associated Press)

NASCAR has lifted its suspension of Kurt Busch and says the former champion can compete in the championship Chase should he qualify.

Busch missed the first three races of the season when NASCAR suspended him for an alleged domestic assault on his ex-girlfriend. He was suspended two days before the season-opening Daytona 500, and lost two rounds of appeals the day before the race.

The Delaware attorney general last week declined to charge Busch for the September incident with Patricia Driscoll. Also last week, NASCAR said Busch was following a path to reinstatement.

NASCAR said Wednesday that Busch complied with all requirements of the program, but is under indefinite probation.