Kurt Busch : NASCAR Driver back in court over protective order filed by ex-girlfriend

Updated: January 13, 2015
Kurt Busch : NASCAR Driver back in court over protective order filed by ex-girlfriend

Kurt Busch returns to court, again denies ex-girlfriend’s claims of assault.

NASCAR driver again denied that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend as he resumed testifying Monday in a hearing regarding her request for a no-contact order.

As he did last month, Busch testified that he did not assault Patricia Driscoll inside his motorhome at Dover International Speedway in September.

Carolyn McNeice, Driscoll’s attorney, finished her cross-examination of Busch and barely asked any questions about the night of the alleged assault.

During his almost hour-long portion of the testimony Tuesday morning, Busch elaborated on statements that he made that he still thinks Driscoll is an assassin.

On Monday, several people testified during the hearing, including Busch, that Driscoll claimed she was a trained assassin who had killed people, including drug lords. While on the stand, Busch said Driscoll claimed that Jessica Chastain’s character in the movie “Zero Dark Thirty” was partly based on her and other females working in counterintelligence and defense.

On the stand Tuesday, Busch was asked again about Driscoll’s alleged activities as an assassin and why he still believes it. He said while it seemed crazy from the outside, he lived it on the inside.

“Everyone on the outside can tell me I’m crazy, but I lived it on the inside…,” Busch said. “Sorry I’m the last one to the party.”

He offered up specific examples of her returning from missions. One example he gave was from when they were in El Paso. She had left the hotel wearing gear and boots, he said. She had returned wearing a trench coat. Under it she was wearing a nightgown with blood and other matter on it, Busch testified.

Also on the stand was Richard Sniffen, a music minister who did work with NASCAR and knew the two. He said Driscoll called him the night of the alleged incident and that Driscoll said Busch had pushed her and she had hit her head.

He also testified that over time, her tone had changed in their discussions about the incident. Sniffen testified that Driscoll had said “I will destroy him.”

However in text messages between the two, read in court, Driscoll denied she said anything like that to Sniffen.