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NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said yesterday that the sanctioning body will be “very, very aggressive” when dealing with instances of domestic violence in the sport.
Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch was recently accused of assaulting his former girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, in his motorhome at Dover International Speedway last September. No charges have been brought in the case, but law enforcement officials recently forwarded the results of their investigation to the State’s Attorney for possible action.
France told Motor Racing Network’s NASCAR Live Tuesday that NASCAR will wait for a full airing of the facts before acting.
“We will watch (Busch’s case) carefully and see what happens,” he said. “What we wouldn’t do is try to get out in front a set of facts that hasn’t been determined by the court system. We will be careful in letting a fair process take place.
France added that NASCAR will be more decisive than other professional sports in dealing with the issue, saying, “What leagues might have done in the past won’t be acceptable in the future. We will be no exception there. We will have a strong and bright line and if that is crossed, you can expect us to be very, very aggressive dealing with that.”