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Police complete investigation of Kurt Busch case

The Dover (Del.) Police Department has completed its investigation into allegations NASCAR driver Kurt Busch assaulted a former girlfriend. The results were forwarded to the Delaware Attorney General’s office.

Dover police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman said Tuesday the attorney general’s office will decide whether to charge Busch with a crime.

A spokesman with the attorney general’s office said no decision has been made and his office was not operating under any timetable.

A Stewart-Haas Racing spokesman said neither Busch nor the organization had any comment.

On Nov. 7, police in Dover announced they were investigating an allegation of domestic assault involving Busch made by ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll.

The Dover Police Department said it was made aware of the allegation Nov. 5, more than five weeks after the incident allegedly took place over the most recent Dover NASCAR race weekend, Sept. 26-28.

Driscoll, president of the Armed Forces Foundation, claimed Busch slammed her head three times against the bedroom wall of his motorhome, which was parked outside of Dover International Speedway during the September race weekend.

She also has sought an order of protection from a Delaware court. That case is set to resume Monday.

During testimony in the hearing before the Christmas break, Busch called the charges a “fabrication” and said Driscoll couldn’t accept their relationship was over.

Crew chief changes

Roush Fenway Racing announced several personnel changes, including new crew chiefs for three of its NASCAR drivers.

Bob Osborne will take over as crew chief for Trevor Bayne, who will begin his first full-time season in the Sprint Cup series. Chad Norris was named crew chief for Darrell Wallace Jr., who will move to the Xfinity Series, formerly the Nationwide Series, after two years in the Truck series.

Nick Sandler now is crew chief for Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the Cup series, replacing Mike Kelley. Sandler is the third crew chief in three Cup seasons for Stenhouse.

Jimmy Fennig, who served as Carl Edwards’ crew chief last season, has been named coordinator of research and development. Edwards left Roush Fenway after the 2014 season to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing.

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