Ex-Girlfriend Accuses Kurt Busch Of Domestic Violence

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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On Friday, Delaware police began investigating NASCAR driver Kurt Busch regarding a domestic violence allegation.

The Dover Police Department stated that Busch’s ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, said “the allegations involved an incident inside his motor home at a race at Dover International Speedway in September, but did not go into more detail,” reports ESPN.

Driscoll and Busch met at a 2011 charity event for the Armed Forces Foundation, of which the former is president. Their relationship continued until a week before the alleged domestic violence incident.

Busch has been wildly successful on the circuit and has 25 career Sprint Cup wins under his belt, in addition to the 2004 Sprint Cup title. However, he has been disciplined several times. NASCAR suspended Busch for the last 2 races of the 2005 season for on-track incidents with other drives and fined him $50,000 in 2011 for verbally abusing a pit-reporter.

In response to the allegations raised against him, Busch has maintained his innocence, reports TMZ. On Friday, his attorney released the the following statement:

“This allegation is a complete fabrication by a woman who has refused to accept the end of a relationship and Mr. Busch vehemently denies her allegations in every respect. The Dover Police Department has been informed that Mr. Busch will fully cooperate with their investigation and he expects to be vindicated when the entire truth of the situation comes to light.”

NASCAR, while aware of the incident, declined to comment this early into the investigation.