Witness testifies that Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend said “I will destroy him”

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A Christian music artist that counseled Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend following her breakup with the NASCAR driver has testified today that she said she would get payback.

According to Jon Offredo of the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal, Richard Andrew Sniffen – who performs at NASCAR outreach events – said he was called by Patricia Driscoll on the night of Sept. 24, 2014, the day when Driscoll alleges that Busch grabbed her and slammed her head against the wall three times in his motorhome at Dover International Speedway.

However, Sniffen said on that night, Driscoll said Busch pushed her and she hit her head. Additionally, as they discussed the matter over time, Sniffen said Driscoll’s thoughts turned darker – mentioning that Driscoll said, “I will destroy him” in reference to Busch.

The Associated Press adds more comments from Sniffen, who said Driscoll had initially thought about a reconciliation with Busch before she, in Sniffen’s words, went “from a broken heart looking for love and reconciliation to anger and a little bit of revenge.”

“She was almost embracing the fact that there was no going back,” Sniffen continued per the AP before adding that Driscoll told him Busch “was not going to walk away from me.”

Sniffen’s testimony has come on the fourth day of a hearing at Kent County (Del.) Family Court. Driscoll is seeking a protection order on Busch, who has now repeatedly denied her allegations as of Monday.

Offredo reports that Busch finished his testimony this morning by going into more details about the belief he expressed on Monday of Driscoll being a trained assassin.

The former Sprint Cup champion reported several examples of her returning from missions, including one from a past stay in El Paso, Texas; Busch said Driscoll left their hotel wearing gear and boots, and came back wearing a trench coat over a blood-stained nightgown.

Offredo has also tweeted that Busch said Driscoll was trained in “close contact combat” and the use of assorted weapons such as knives, guns, and poison.

On Monday, Busch had told his own attorney, Rusty Hardin, that he would likely lose a physical altercation to Driscoll, and today, he reiterated that belief again when Hardin asked him what he may have been thinking on the night of the alleged incident about hurting Driscoll.

The AP says Busch’s reply was: “Frankly, that I would have got my ass handed to me.”

Indy 500 qualifying: Today’s schedule, TV times, how the 33-car field is set

Indy 500 qualifying schedule
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The 33-car field of the 104th Indianapolis 500 will be set through the two-day Indy 500 qualifying schedule Saturday and Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Today’s session will determine the nine cars that will compete for the pole position and starting positions 10-30.

On Sunday, the pole position then will be determined in a Fast Nine Shootout (the top nine qualifiers also received NTT IndyCar Series points).

All on-track activity will be on NBC Sports Gold’s IndyCar pass (click here for streaming Saturday and here for Sunday), and Indy 500 qualifying will be on NBC from 3-5 p.m. ET Saturday and Indy 500 pole qualifying from 1-3 p.m. ET on NBC.

Last year, Simon Pagenaud captured the pole position on the way to winning last year’s Indy 500.

Qualifying speeds at Indianapolis Motor Speedway are determined by a four-lap average around the 2.5-mile track.

Here is the Indy 500 qualifying schedule and how to watch on TV:

Saturday, Aug. 15

5:30 a.m. – Garage opens

6 a.m. – Tech inspection

8:30-9:30 a.m. – Indianapolis 500 practice (NBC Sports Gold)

11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Indianapolis 500 qualifying (NBC Sports Gold; NBC coverage from 3-5 p.m.; NBCSN 5-6 p.m.)

7:30 p.m. – Garage closes

Sunday, Aug. 16

8 a.m. – Garage opens

9 a.m. — Tech inspection

11-11:30 a.m. – Indianapolis 500 practice (NBC Sports Gold)

1:15-2:15 p.m. – Fast Nine pole qualifying (NBC begins at 1 p.m., NBC Sports Gold)

3:30-6 p.m. – Indianapolis 500 practice (NBCSN, NBC Sports Gold)