AP -- NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was ordered Wednesday to perform 50 hours of community service as part of a plea agreement over a reckless driving citation he received near Phoenix International Raceway.
His lawyer, Lee Stein said his client admitted to speeding, a misdemeanor, and two civil citations: following too closely and passing in a no-passing zone. In exchange, the reckless driving charge was dropped. The community service must be completed within a year, Stein said. Busch also paid $580 in court fines.
NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said the sanctioning body would take no action against the 2004 Nextel Cup champion.
"We're glad this matter is behind Kurt," Poston said. "I'm sure he's looking forward to the new season just as much as we are."