by Alex Nunez | Photography by Getty Images
In a story that is breaking now, NASCAR has suspended Stewart-Haas
racing driver Kurt Busch indefinitely, “for actions detrimental to stock
This comes in the wake of a restraining order granted to Busch’s ex-girlfriend, Patty Driscoll, on Monday. The other shoe dropped this afternoon when Kent County, Delaware, court commissioner David Jones released a written opinion on the matter in which he stated:
is more likely than not that on Sept. 26, 2014, (Busch) committed an
act of abuse against (Driscoll) by manually strangling (Driscoll) with
his left hand on her throat while placing his right hand against her
chin and face, causing her head to forcefully strike the interior wall
of (Busch’s) motor home, thereby recklessly causing physical injury to
The September incident allegedly took place in Busch’s motorhome at Dover International Speedway.
At this time, there’s no statement from Busch or Stewart-Haas Racing,
though the team is said to have a contingency plan in place for
Sunday’s Daytona 500.
In the court proceedings leading up to Driscoll being granted the order of protection, Busch famously made news when he claimed, under oath, that Driscoll was a trained assassin.