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.

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.