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.”

Supercross points leader Eli Tomac finds silver linings in interruption

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Though his Monster Energy AMA Supercross championship charge was put on hold, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had a silver lining for Eli Tomac.

Off the road while the season was postponed for nearly three months, the points leader was able to be present as his girlfriend, Jessica, gave birth to their daughter, Lev, on April 26

“A huge blessing for us there,” Tomac told host Mike Tirico during a “Lunch Talk Live” interview (click on the video above) in which he also joked about becoming a pro at busting off diaper changes. “That was one good blessing for us as we had our daughter on a Sunday, that would have been on a travel day coming back from the race in Las Vegas.

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“That was probably the only positive out of all this mess was being able to be there for the birth.”

But there also could be more good fortune for Tomac as the series resumes Sunday at Salt Lake City, Utah (3-4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, 4-6 p.m. on NBC).

The final seven events will be held over 22 days in Rice-Eccles Stadium, which sits at just over 4,000 feet.

The elevation could favor Tomac, who was born and lives in Colorado and is accustomed to riding and training at altitude, which is a departure for many Supercross riders (many of whom hail from California and Florida).

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“That’s going to be the test for us,” said the Kawasaki rider, who five of the first 10 races this season. “We’re at elevation in Salt Lake, so when you’re on a motorcycle, you have a little bit of a loss of power. That’s just what happens when you come up in elevation. And a lot of guys train at sea level, and we’re at 4,000 to 5,000 feet, so cardio-wise, we’ll be pushed to the limit.

“Most of our races are Saturday nights and back to back weeks, but this go around it’s Sunday and Wednesday, so recovery is going to be key.”

Supercross will race Sunday and Wednesday for the next three weeks, capping the season with the June 21 finale, which also will be shown on NBCSN from 3-4:30 p.m. ET and NBC from 4:30-6 p.m. ET.

Tomac, who holds a three-point lead over Ken Roczen (who also recently visited “Lunch Talk Live”), told Tirico he had been riding for 90 minutes Thursday morning on a track outside Salt Lake City.

“Most of us we can rely on our past riding pretty well,” Tomac said. “The question is if you can go the distance. That’s what a lot of guys have to train on is going the distance. We go 20 minutes plus a lap. That’s what you’ve got to keep sharp is your general muscles. Within two to three days, your brain starts warming up more if you take a few weeks off the motorcycle.”

Here is the schedule and TV information for the rest of the season:

  • Sunday, May 31 (3-4 p.m. ET, NBCSN; 4-6 p.m. ET, NBC);
  • Wednesday, June 3 ( 10:00 pm – 1:00 am ET, NBCSN);
  • Sunday, June 7 (5-8:00 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
  • Wednesday, June 10 (7–10 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
  • Sunday, June 14 (7-10 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
  • Wednesday, June 17 (7-10 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
  • Sunday, June 21 (3-4:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN; 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. ET, NBC).
Eli Tomac rides his No. 3 Kawasaki in the Feb. 29 race at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia (Charles Mitchell/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images).