Thursday, June 30, 2011

Deuces Wild: Busch addresses speculation

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Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
For a few weeks fans have been speculating about the demise of Kurt Busch’s marriage. While the media has been respectful of the Infineon winner’s personal life in regards to his marriage, Busch spoke up today at Daytona and admitted that his marriage to his wife of five years is over and that the couple are working toward a divorce.

Busch made waves last weekend at Infineon when he kissed Patricia Driscoll in victory lane after taking the first road course victory of his career. Although Driscoll had appeared alongside Busch at Pocono and before the Infineon race, the kiss was the first time the two had shown any public display of affection in front of the cameras.

Today Busch said, “I also appreciate the fact that until now the media has been extremely professional in respecting the privacy of my personal situation with Eva and I, although those in the NASCAR community have been aware for some time now that we are no longer together and we are legally separated. While we go through this process, it has been tough. The upcoming weeks we’ll work at formally terminating our marriage. We do so with the most respect for one another and we’ll always be friends.’’

The new woman on Busch’s arm is successful in her own right. Patricia Driscoll is the president and executive director of the non-profit Armed Forces Foundation. She is also an author and has appeared on FOX News Network.

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