Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend says the NASCAR driver lashed out at her after his poor performance in qualifying at Dover, accusing her of having spies and smashing her head against a wall three times, according to court records obtained by the Associated Press.
The records request that a judge order Busch to not have contact with Patricia Driscoll and were filed Wednesday, the same day Dover police said they received an accusation of domestic violence involving Busch. Busch was eliminated from the chase this year after the Dover loss in September and, at the time, he and Driscoll had been broken up for about a week. Here is how the AP described what Driscoll filed in court:
... Busch was despondent the night of Sept. 26 after his poor performance at the qualifying session.
"He was verbally abusive to her and said he wished he had a gun so that he could kill himself," the documents say.
Driscoll said Busch, 36, called her names and accused her of "having spies everywhere and having a camera on the bus to watch him." He then jumped up, grabbed her face and smashed her head three times against the wall next to the bed, Driscoll says in the documents.
Driscoll says she pushed Busch away and ran from the bedroom, going to a nearby bus to put an ice pack on her head and neck. She said the incident caused her severe pain, difficulty breathing and bruising on her neck.
Busch's lawyer, Rusty Hardin, has said the accusations are made up. As for why Driscoll waited to report what happened, her lawyer told USA Today it was because at the time she was in a custody battle for her son with her ex-husband that she needed to resolve.
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