No criminal charges against Busch (Update 3)

UPDATE Chevrolet released a statement today following the news that Delaware prosecutors would not pursue domestic violence charges against suspended NASCAR driver Kurt Busch. Remember, Chevrolet severed ties with Busch when NASCAR's suspension was announced nearly two weeks ago after a Delaware court released its findings and issued an order of protection to Busch's former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll.

Below, is a statement from Jim Campbell, Chevrolet vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsport.

"Our relationship with Kurt Busch remains unchanged. He remains suspended. We will continue to monitor this situation."

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03/05/15 UPDATE 2 Below, we have added a statement concern today's announcement that the NASCAR star Busch would not be charged with domestic violence against his former girlfriend.

Kurt Busch:

"I am grateful that the prosecutors in Delaware listened, carefully considered the evidence, and after a thorough investigation decided to not file criminal charges against me. I wish to thank my family, friends, fans, and race team who stood by me throughout this nightmare with their unwavering support. Thanks also goes to my legal team for making sure that the truth got out and was fully provided to the prosecutors. As I have said from the beginning, I did not commit domestic abuse. I look forward to being back in racing as soon as possible and moving on with my life."


Kurt Busch – free and clear

The Delaware Department of Justice has announced that former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch will not face any criminal charges stemming from domestic abuse allegations from his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll.

Prosecutors opted not to pursue the case because of a lack of evidence against Busch. Below is the full statement from the Delaware Department of Justice regarding the decision not to file charges against Busch:

"The Delaware Department of Justice has carefully reviewed the complaint made of an alleged act of domestic violence involving Kurt Busch in Dover on Sept. 26, 2014, which was reported to the Dover Police Department on Nov. 5, 2014, and investigated. After a thorough consideration of all of the available information about the case, it is determined that the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient to meet the burden of establishing beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Busch committed a crime during the Sept. 26 incident.

"Likelihood of meeting that high burden of proof is the standard for prosecutors in bringing a case. For this reason, the Department of Justice will not pursue criminal charges in this case."

Jim Liguori, a local attorney for Busch, said the driver, known in NASCAR circles as "The Outlaw," was thankful.

"All along, he knew he was going to be exonerated," Liguori said. "The Department of Justice really did the right thing after considered review."

"She absolutely tried to destroy him in the press, or tried to," Liguori added, referring to Driscoll. "But the truth wins out, and the truth is its own defense."

03/05/15 The Associated Press is reporting Delaware prosecutors will not file domestic violence charges against NASCAR driver Kurt Busch in light of the allegations brought against him by former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. We will pass long more info as we receive it.

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