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NASCAR team c0-owner Gene Haas, the co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, said before Sunday’s race at Phoenix International Raceway: “Let’s just let the police do their job. I hope they do a professional job and I want them to be unbiased, and I think when that happens, we’ll all be good.” Haas did not consider pulling Busch from the race during an ongoing domestic violence investigation.
Originally posted 11/7/2014:
Patricia Driscoll, the ex-girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, filed documents in Delaware earlier this week alleging Busch physically abused her back in September. Driscoll has has the judge for: 1) An order of protection that prevents Busch from making contact with her and her son Houston, and 2) A court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of Busch and domestic violence treatment
According to the Associated Press:
“…Busch was upset Sept. 26 after a poor qualifying run to set up the first Chase for the Sprint Cup elimination race. ‘He was verbally abusive to her and said he wished he had a gun so that he could kill himself.’ He grabbed her face and smashed her head three times against the wall next to the bed. She pushed the 2004 Sprint Cup champion away from her and fled the bedroom, taking safety in a neighboring motorhome where she put an ice pack on her head and neck. She said the incident resulted in severe pain, difficulty breathing and neck bruising.”
But wait, this is where it gets interesting!
IndyCar driver Marco Andretti immediately came to Busch’s defense with two back-to-back tweets. Stay tuned!
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