Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend ‘deeply concerned’ about message NASCAR is sending

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Patricia Driscoll, the ex-girlfriend of Kurt Busch who accused Busch of slamming her head against a wall in his motorhome in September, issued a statement Wednesday following NASCAR’s announcement that it has reinstated Busch.

“Even though Kurt remains on indefinite probation under this decision, I’m deeply concerned about the message NASCAR is sending by letting him compete for the championship after he was found by a judge to have committed an act of domestic violence,” Driscoll said in a statement. “But I am gratified, at least, that NASCAR’s decision comes with the mandatory condition that he follow through on the treatment he so clearly needs.

“My work with the Armed Forces Foundation on veteran treatment courts has made me a strong believer in the rehabilitation process. But it has also taught me that rehabilitation takes time and can only come after you’ve taken full responsibility for your actions.

“Though this continues to be a difficult time for me, I remain committed to standing up for my integrity and seeking full justice.”