Homestead won't officially unveil Busch's 2004 banner

Updated: November 15, 2005, 4:53 PM ET
Associated Press

Kurt Busch

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- With Kurt Busch suspended, officials at Homestead-Miami Speedway canceled the unveiling Tuesday of his 2004 Nextel Cup championship banner.

Greg Biffle, fourth in this year's standings, was set to replace former teammate Busch at a party Tuesday night to kick off the week's activities leading up to the Ford 400 on Sunday, track spokesman Phil de Montmollin said.

Busch's banner was already on display behind the grandstand, along with banners honoring other winners of NASCAR's top championship.

On Sunday, Roush Racing suspended Busch for the remainder of the season after his run-in with police, who said he smelled of alcohol and was belligerent during a traffic stop Friday night in Arizona.

That finished Busch with Roush. The driver will move next year to Roger Penske's team.

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