Kurt Busch is a weird guy – and an asshole. And when you are both of those things, you tend to end up in the media a lot. But of all the ridiculous things he’s done that have been reported on, nothing will ever replace what it going on right now. After all, Busch, under oath, is claiming that his ex-girlfriend is an assassin. Not a character assassin. No, an actual person that kills other people for money. THAT kind of assassin.
This is a guy that on separate occasions got out of his car and did a snow angel on a blacktop track, drunk drove while speeding two miles away from the track on race weekend, and berated beloved reporter Jerry Punch in a tirade of expletives prior to an interview attempt. Weird, stupid and jerkish, in that order. Yet he found a way to make all of those forever irrelevant.
It all started after this past season’s NASCAR race in Dover, Delaware. After he performed poorly on the track and missed the next round of the Chase playoff system, Busch allegedly slammed his girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll’s, head against a wall of their motor home multiple times. While it is alleged, Busch’s jerkoff past immediately put him in a bad position in the court of public opinion.
The Dover Police Department decided to investigate the issue, which caused it to go to real court. And from there, things have truly gone off the rails. During testimony, Busch stated that Driscoll is a trained assassin – and a good one. So good, in fact, that a character from the movie “Zero Dark Thirty” was partially based on her.
Part of the testimony included Busch stating that Driscoll once came home late at night in blood-soaked clothing. So we’re not just talking about sniper killings, but hand-to-hand combat. And this is the woman that he allegedly slammed into the wall?
Once all of this was uttered, I can only imagine the pin-drop silence and jaws agape in the courtroom. Knowing this was far, far from a normal thing to say, Busch qualified his statement.
“Everybody on the outside can tell me I’m crazy,” he said. “But I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand.”
The fact that Busch was already borderline crazy isn’t helping in deciphering exactly what the bloody hell is going on here. I’m just eager to see where it can go from here.