CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kurt Busch didn’t back down Tuesday from his testimony about ex-girlfirend Patricia Driscoll but said he didn’t know when a decision would be made in the protective hearing case.
Busch has been a part of national headlines after testifying earlier this month that he believed Driscoll was a trained assassin. He also stated that she repeatedly asserted she was and claimed the work took her on missions across Central and South American and Africa.
Busch reasserted his claim Tuesday: “What I said was under oath.’’
Busch was not as definitive on other matters during the NASCAR Sprint Cup media tour. Dover Police have investigated a claim of domestic abuse by Busch against Driscoll and submitted the report to the state’s attorney general. No decision has been made if to seek charges against Busch. The protective hearing against Busch was held in December and earlier this month and is awaiting a judge’s decision. A decision is expected any time.
“We just have to wait on the decision from the Dover Police department and the investigation that is still ongoing,’’ Busch said. “We’ll see how that all turns out.’’
NASCAR has not reacted against Busch.
“We’re continuing to monitor the situation with Kurt, and we’re going to let the facts play out,’’ said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president, echoing comments NASCAR Chairman Brian France has said since November.
Car owner Gene Haas defended Busch and said the team does not have a contingency plan to replace him.
Driscoll described Busch as alcoholic and depressed in court testimony. Haas questioned that characterization.
“Every time I’ve been with Kurt Busch at dinner I’ve never seen him drink,” Haas said. “I never saw that personally. I think he’s a stable person, he’s a fun person to be around.’’