Attorney of Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend denies perjury claim in rebuttal

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The attorney for Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend denied claims from Busch’s attorneys that Patricia Driscoll lied on the stand during a recent protection order hearing in Delaware.

Carolyn McNeice also wrote in her rebuttal of closing arguments that Busch and his camp have attempted to destroy Driscoll’s reputation in order to take focus off her allegations that Busch slammed her head three times into the wall of his motorhome during the September 2014 NASCAR weekend at Dover International Speedway.

“I suggest instead that Respondent (Busch) does not have a public relations problem; he has a domestic violence problem,” McNeice wrote according to Jon Offredo of the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal. “He committed an act of abuse and the Court should find in Mrs. Driscoll’s favor.”

Closing arguments from both McNeice and Busch’s lead defense attorney, Rusty Hardin, were filed on Wednesday. A final decision on the hearing is expected soon.

In his argument, Hardin not only made the claim that Driscoll perjured herself but questioned why she never rebutted Busch’s claim in his own testimony that she was a trained assassin. Per Offredo’s report, McNeice wrote in her Thursday rebuttal that Driscoll didn’t have to since she already did when asked in cross-examination.

Driscoll also issued a media statement after the assassin claim was made, stating that Busch had taken it from a movie script she had been developing.

Driscoll seeks a protection order against Busch and, according to court filings, she also wants him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation as well as an evaluation from a domestic violence treatment agency.

Busch has denied all charges and has testified that all he did in his encounter with Driscoll at Dover was cup her face and calmly ask her to leave his motorhome.

Robert Wickens shares more positive strides toward recovery in new video

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Robert Wickens has made massive steps since sustaining a spinal cord injury in an Aug. 19, 2018 crash at Pocono Raceway.

Since the accident, Wickens publicly has shared his recovery, often uploading videos of his physical rehabilitation on Twitter.

In his most recent update on Wednesday, Wickens shared a video of him walking on a treadmill. Fellow NTT IndyCar Series competitor Tony Kannan, who competes in triathlons during his spare time, also was visible running on the treadmill behind Wickens.

“When I am @TonyKannan [sic] age, I hope to run as fast as him…” Wickens tweeted. “Today was a good day!”

Wickens, who will turn 31 on March 13, first made his return to the IndyCar paddock in last year’s season opener in St. Petersburg. Since then, he’s made a return to the driver’s seat, piloting a specialized Acura NSX prior to the start of last year’s IndyCar race in his hometown of Toronto.

In September, Wickens fulfilled a vow to his wife Karli, by standing with her during their wedding. The new husband and wife also danced together during their reception.

Should Wickens fully recover to resume racing, Arrow McLaren SP co-owner Sam Schmidt has stated that the team’s No. 6 entry will be available for him to drive. Wickens continues to remain as a “driver coach and consultant” for the team.

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