NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch is being investigated by Dover Delaware Police for alleged domestic violence.
Police released a statement on Friday in regards to an investigation involving the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion who currently drives the No. 41 Chevrolet SS for Stewart Haas Racing, via Fox Sports.
“The Dover Police Department can confirm that an investigation is being conducted based on an allegation of domestic assault that is alleged to have occurred in the City of Dover involving Mr. Busch. These allegations were brought to the Dover Police Department on Wednesday, November 5th at 2:00PM. At this time, the department is still investigating the victim’s claims and will not have any further comment on this matter in order to preserve the integrity of the case. The Dover Police Department will release further information as it becomes available. We appreciate the public’s and media’s patience in this matter and are confident that the department is taking the proper investigative steps to ensure the case is resolved appropriately.”
NASCAR has also released a statement.
“NASCAR is aware of the investigation involving driver Kurt Busch. We recognize the seriousness of this matter and are actively gathering information from all parties, including law enforcement authorities and Stewart-Haas Racing. It would be inappropriate for NASCAR to comment further on this matter until we have more information.”
The Armed Forces Foundation, for which former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll is president of, has cut off its relationship to the driver. According to reports an altercation occurred inside his motorhome at a race.
According to a report an incident took place between Busch and Driscoll at Dover International Speedway, a week after the two broke up. Since then Driscoll has filed court documents asking a judge to order Busch to stay away from her.
“He was verbally abusive to her and said he wished he had a gun so that he could kill himself,” the documents say.
Driscoll alleges that Busch called her names and then accused her of “having spies everywhere and having a camera on the bus to watch him.” Busch is then said to have gabbed her face and smashed her head three times into a wall. Driscoll has said the incident caused her severe pain, difficulty breathing and bruising on her neck.
A hearing in the case is scheduled for Dec. 2.