NASCAR driver Kurt Busch claims ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin

Kurt Busch has testified that his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin who travels around the world on mercenary missions that included the killing of drug lords using a sniper rifle

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch claims ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin

Testifying in Kent County Family Court in Delaware on Tuesday as part of an ongoing domestic assault case relating to an incident in his motorhome at Dover last September, the NASCAR star claimed that Patricia Driscoll had told him that she killed people for a living.

"Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand," Busch said in response to a question from his attorney Rusty Hardin, according to the Wilmington News Journal.

Busch went on to describe instances in which Driscoll allegedly returned from missions, sometimes with bruises.

On one occasion, he said, the pair were in El Paso, Texas, when she went out wearing camouflage and boots, and returned later wearing a trench coat over a blood-spattered nightgown.

Driscoll did not refute the claims during the hearing, but later told the Associated Press that they are "outlandish".

"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."

The four-day hearing was in response to Driscoll's request for a no-contact order.

A separate criminal investigation into Driscoll's claims that Busch physically assaulted her at Dover is ongoing.

Busch contends that Driscoll, from whom he had separated a week earlier, inadvertently hit her head while he was trying to get her to leave his motorhome after she appeared unannounced.

NASCAR chairman Brian France said late last year that the US series will wait for the investigation to be completed before reacting to it, adding that it is "watching the case carefully".

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