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NASCAR's Kurt Busch claims ex-girlfriend is trained assassin

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NASCAR's Kurt Busch Claims Ex-Girlfriend Is Trained Assassin


In November, the ex-girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch accused him of assault. And, in court proceedings this week, Busch testified with an unexpected accusation.

According to The Delaware News Journal, Busch told a Dover, Delaware family court his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, is a trained assassin.

The outlet says Busch claims she's "had experience killing drug lords via long-range sniper rifles and close combat tactics – including the use of knives and poison."

The 36-year-old former NASCAR champion also reportedly said Driscoll went out on secret mercenary missions across Central and South America and Africa.

Busch reportedly gave one detailed account of Driscoll leaving in camouflaged garb and returning wearing an evening gown covered in blood stains underneath a trench coat.

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AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 07: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 07: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 07: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 07: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, prepares to drive in qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 02: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Red Vest Chevrolet, leads Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 2, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)
MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 25: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 25, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 07: Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 7, 2014 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The News Journal says she denied those accusations Tuesday, and the outlet also says Busch mentioned it in an attempt to disprove the assault allegations she made against him in November.

Driscoll claims he slammed her head multiple times against a wall inside his motorhome late September while at a racing event. Shortly after, she asked for a protective order against him. Busch, meanwhile, has repeatedly denied that he physically abused her.

"I'm not a regular mom. I don't drive a minivan, and I have two jobs," Patricia Driscoll said.

It's worth noting Driscoll is the head of two companies that, as Deadspin points out, "makes Busch's assassin claims seem at least vaguely plausible."

One is called Armed Forces Foundation. It's a non-profit that provides support for wounded veterans. The other is Frontline Defense Systems, where her short website bio says she "spent the majority of her career in the narcotics and intelligence world."

The commissioner presiding over the case says he'll weigh in on Driscoll's protective order request after both sides submit closing arguments in writing. He's given the attorneys two weeks to do so.

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