AP report reveals details of court documents filed by Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend

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An Associated Press report has revealed graphic details within court documents filed this past Wednesday by Patricia Driscoll, who is accusing ex-boyfriend and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kurt Busch of domestic assault.

According to the documents, the alleged incident took place on Sept. 26 inside Busch’s motorhome at Dover International Speedway – about one week after he and Driscoll had decided to end their relationship.

Busch was apparently upset about a poor qualifying showing that day (he qualified 22nd), and proceeded to verbally abuse Driscoll and say that he wished he had a gun to kill himself.

After calling Driscoll multiple names and accusing her of “having spies everywhere and having a camera on the bus to watch him,” the documents say that Busch jumped up, grabbed her face, and smashed her head three times against the wall next to his bed.

Driscoll then states that she pushed Busch away and ran from the bedroom to a nearby bus, where she got an ice pack for her head and neck. She says the incident left her with severe pain, breathing difficulties, and bruising on her neck.

As part of filing these documents, Driscoll has asked a judge to keep Busch away from her and to not contact her. She also wants Busch to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, as well as an evaluation from a certified domestic violence treatment agency.

A hearing for the case is scheduled for Dec. 2.

Busch did not comment on Driscoll’s allegations following today’s first practice session at Phoenix International Raceway, but his attorney, Rusty Hardin, has dubbed such allegations as a “complete fabrication.”

The Dover (Del.) Police Department has announced that it is conducting an investigation, which NASCAR itself says that it is aware of. However, the sanctioning body said it would not make further comments on the matter at this time.

Top Fuel driver Austin Prock earns 2019 NHRA top rookie honors

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Having just completed a promising first year in NHRA Top Fuel competition, Austin Prock is on the road to even greater drag racing success in his career.

That’s why it’s not surprising that Prock was named the winner of the 2019 Auto Club Road to the Future Award during Monday night’s annual NHRA Awards dinner at the Ray Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California.

The Road to the Future Award is NHRA’s version of Rookie of the Year, and Prock was among the brightest young stars on the circuit this past season, including winning his first national event at the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways in suburban Seattle, the 16th race on the 24-race schedule.

What made that first win all the more sweeter is it came at the same event that his boss, legendary 16-time Funny Car champion John Force, captured his milestone 150th career win.

One month ago, Prock set a personal best run of 3.688 seconds at 334.40 mph over veteran driver Doug Kalitta in the first round of eliminations at the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals three weeks ago in Ennis, Texas (suburban Dallas).

“I am proud of the season this Montana Brand / Rocky Mountain Twist team put together,” Prock said in a media release. “My guys worked their asses off all season long to give me the opportunity to win the Auto Club Road the Future Award. I couldn’t have done it without them.

“I would have never been here without John Force and Robert Hight (president of John Force Racing). They gave me the opportunity to fulfill my dream and I owe the world to them. I hope I made them proud.”

Prock became only the 10th rookie in the history of the NHRA pro ranks to both win a race in their first season and also go on to win the Road to the Future award. He also was the 13th rookie in the sport’s history to qualify for the Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six race playoffs.

Prock becomes the sixth John Force Racing driver to earn the Road to the Future Award, joining Tony Pedregon (1996), Hight (2005), Ashley Force-Hood (2007), Mike Neff (2008), Courtney Force (2012) and Brittany Force (2013).

Austin Prock is the son of veteran crew chief Jimmy Prock, who tuned Hight to his third career NHRA Funny Car championship this past Sunday.

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