Saturday, February 21, 2015

Driscoll Comments On Busch's Suspension

Patricia Driscoll has commented on NASCAR’s decision to indefinitely suspend former boyfriend Kurt Busch, after a Delaware Family Court Commissioner ruled that the former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion assaulted her last September at Dover International Speedway.
“For victims of domestic violence there are no `victories,’” said Driscoll in a written statement. “My only hope is that the pain and trauma I suffered through this process will help other victims find their voice.  Unfortunately we live in a culture where stories like mine are often swept under the rug out of fear and with the knowledge that for every person who shows empathy many more will seek to disparage the victim.  It is bad enough to endure the actual physical abuse but the verbal attacks that follow when a victim speaks up are sometimes just as painful. 
“Today NASCAR took an important step and deserves to be commended,” said Driscoll. “The next steps are to develop a thorough process and policies that re-enforce the organization’s position it took today:  Domestic violence will not be tolerated in NASCAR. 
Stewart-Haas Racing executive vice president Joe Custer also commented on Busch’s suspension, saying, “We understand NASCAR’s position regarding Kurt Busch and accept their decision. We are in the midst of finalizing our plans for the Daytona 500 and we will announce those details as soon as we’re ready.”
Chevrolet vice president of Motorsports and Performance Vehicles Jim Campbell announced late yesterday that the manufacturer “has suspended its relationship with Kurt Busch indefinitely,” adding that they “will continue to monitor the events surrounding Mr. Busch and are prepared to take additional action if necessary.”
Busch has not commented.

10 comments:

  1. I'm not a Kurt Busch fan but I still haven't seen a CONVICTION. Since when is "determined to be highly likely" a conviction.?

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    1. It's called "guilty until proven innocent". How would you like to lose your job just because somebody said you did something they didn't like? With no criminal charges, and certainly no conviction of a crime? I don't get it, no matter how many times the NASCAR mouthpieces say they did the "right thing". And this last comment is not aimed at Sirius radio or Dave. You guys are just reporting what happens. Can't say the same thing for the TV commentators though.

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    2. Anonymous6:00 PM

      Ne was under investigation since Sept. was in court for the last month.
      the court ruled and put an restraint order in against him
      and NASCAR held off until then

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  2. Anonymous1:53 PM

    Was she ever examined for bruising or other injury,or was it verbal abuse?

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    1. Anonymous11:12 PM

      Why, is one okay and not the other?

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  3. Kurt Busch will never be known as the NICE GUY in NASCAR. He has had many issues since he joined this sport. This just adds to his list. He has a ton of talent and nobody can deny that. He has no one to blame but himself.

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  4. Roberto3:16 PM

    I have never been a KB fan, but if I were Kurt Busch, I would quickly investigate other options available to me at this point rather than waiting to see how it plays out with NASCAR...like giving his buddy Andretti a call to see if he can pick up an IndyCar ride for this year or seeing if Gene Haas would be willing to put him in one of his soon-to-be F1 cars.

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  5. Ann Mcdo3:55 PM

    Its bull .This is NOT a criminal matter it is a civil matter.Untill he is charged with a crime he should race .I am NOT a Kurt Busch fan in any way shape or form.I can not stand the guy , but I am fed up with the female "SILK JUSTICE" attitude.Give the man his day in criminal court, then suspend him

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  6. Anonymous9:58 PM

    So the Nascar preacher testified he saw no indication (right after the incident) in court & this was nothing..The complainant waited months (& relationship over) so she could slide it past the courts (ex husband) as she didn't want them to know..This sure seems like an odd one..Note I've NEVER cheered for busch (did however love Spencer punching him out as he deserved it) But I guess in America you are automatically guilty..Sounds like two attention grabbing needy fruitcakes..Jus an opinion..Earner

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  7. Anonymous3:38 PM

    I got a restraining order put on me by a ex wife because her new boyfriend was scared of me... so its a very easy thing to fake..i am not a kurt bush fan...

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