Witness testifies that Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend said “I will destroy him” (Update)

UPDATE On both Monday and Tuesday, Busch said he still believes Driscoll is a trained assassin, despite some of his doubts and questioning by friends.

"Everyone on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived it on the inside…," Busch testified. "Sorry I'm the last one to the party."

Busch offered up specific examples of her returning from missions, sometimes with bruises.

Once, he said, they were in El Paso, Texas, where Driscoll had left that night in camouflage and boots. She returned later to the hotel at which he was staying wearing a trench coat. Under it she was wearing an evening gown splattered with blood and other matter, Busch testified.

Neither Driscoll nor her attorney refuted the claims during the hearing.

In a telephone interview with The Associated Press late Tuesday, Driscoll dismissed Busch's assertions.

"These statements made about being a trained assassin, hired killer, are ludicrous and without basis and are an attempt to destroy my credibility," Driscoll said. "Not even Rusty Hardin believes this."

"I find it interesting that some of the outlandish claims come straight from a fictional movie script I've been working on for eight years," Driscoll added. Delaware News Journal

01/14/15

Busch and ex-girlfriend Driscoll
Driscoll (L) "I will destroy him"

A Christian music artist that counseled Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend following her breakup with the NASCAR driver has testified Tuesday that she said she would get payback.

According to Jon Offredo of the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal, Richard Andrew Sniffen – who performs at NASCAR outreach events – said he was called by Patricia Driscoll on the night of Sept. 24, 2014, the day when Driscoll alleges that Busch grabbed her and slammed her head against the wall three times in his motorhome at Dover International Speedway.

However, Sniffen said on that night, Driscoll said Busch pushed her and she hit her head. Additionally, as they discussed the matter over time, Sniffen said Driscoll's thoughts turned darker – mentioning that Driscoll said, "I will destroy him" in reference to Busch.

The Associated Press adds more comments from Sniffen, who said Driscoll had initially thought about a reconciliation with Busch before she, in Sniffen's words, went "from a broken heart looking for love and reconciliation to anger and a little bit of revenge."

"She was almost embracing the fact that there was no going back," Sniffen continued per the AP before adding that Driscoll told him Busch "was not going to walk away from me."

Sniffen's testimony has come on the fourth day of a hearing at Kent County (Del.) Family Court. Driscoll is seeking a protection order on Busch, who has now repeatedly denied her allegations as of Monday.

Offredo reports that Busch finished his testimony this morning by going into more details about the belief he expressed on Monday of Driscoll being a trained assassin.

The former Sprint Cup champion reported several examples of her returning from missions, including one from a past stay in El Paso, Texas; Busch said Driscoll left their hotel wearing gear and boots, and came back wearing a trench coat over a blood-stained nightgown.

Offredo has also tweeted that Busch said Driscoll was trained in "close contact combat" and the use of assorted weapons such as knives, guns, and poison.

On Monday, Busch had told his own attorney, Rusty Hardin, that he would likely lose a physical altercation to Driscoll, and today, he reiterated that belief again when Hardin asked him what he may have been thinking on the night of the alleged incident about hurting Driscoll.

The AP says Busch's reply was: "Frankly, that I would have got my ass handed to me." NBC Sports

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