In his time on the stand Wednesday, Kurt Busch said he told his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll multiple times to leave his motorhome on the night of September 26.
Busch testified as part of hearing for a request for protection order Driscoll placed in the wake of her domestic assault allegations against Busch on the Friday night of Dover race weekend. Driscoll alleges that Busch slammed her head into the wall of his motorhome multiple times.
Busch said those allegations are false.
From the Wilmington News-Journal via USA Today:
Busch testified that he had been sleeping the night of Sept. 26 when Driscoll arrived at his motorhome with her then-nine-year-old son, Houston. He says he told her repeatedly to leave, but she kept bringing her son in from another room, saying that Busch needed to tell the boy that the relationship between Busch and Driscoll was over.
Kurt Busch with girlfriend Patricia Driscoll and son Photo
Busch says Driscoll came to his motorhome uninvited and unannounced.
Busch says while the two were in his bedroom, he again asked her to leave, for what he said was the fifth time. He says he cupped her cheeks in his hands, looked her in the eye and said, "you need to leave." He says he was defusing the situation.
On Tuesday, Driscoll testified that Busch was struggling with alcoholism and depression and corroborated her claims made in a report to Dover police in November. The allegations are still being investigated.
Busch, the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion, finished 12th in the 2014 standings.