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NASCAR's Kurt Busch investigated for domestic abuse

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Nov 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-07 17:53:14-05

Kurt Busch, a NASCAR champion, has been accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

The assault is alleged to have occurred during a Sept. 26 race at Dover International Speedway, The Associated Press reports. Patricia Driscoll, 36, said Busch, 36, struck her head against a wall several times.

The Dover Police Department confirmed that the allegations were brought to police Wednesday and an investigation is underway.

Brett Jewkes, NASCAR's senior vice president, released a statement Friday:

"We recognize the seriousness of this matter and are actively gathering information from all parties including law enforcement authorities and Stewart-Haas Racing," he said.

Busch, the 2004 NASCAR champion, comes from a family of racers. His brother, Kyle Busch, is also a NASCAR driver.