It’s moments like this when the 39-year-old mother regrets walking into the Dover Police Department two and a half years ago to file a domestic violence report against her ex-boyfriend, NASCAR star Kurt Busch.
When you used to look up Driscoll’s name, you’d likely find headlines about her work as the President of the Armed Forces Foundation, photos of her pre-race kisses with Busch, clips of her appearances on Fox News as a defense expert, and articles in which she discusses how to help veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, her search results on Google paint a scandal-plagued picture that follows her wherever she goes.
Last summer, Driscoll sat in a quiet corner of a bustling hotel lobby just blocks from the White House and spoke openly about her experience as a high-profile victim of violence against women.
“I’m telling you, it’s better to take the beating that day and keep your mouth shut than it is for anything that has happened after,” Driscoll said. I should have stayed quiet.” “That’s a part in our relationship that created a smile on both our faces,” Busch would later recall in court. Busch, a veteran NASCAR driver who won the championship in 2004, was known as “The Outlaw” because of his hot temper and aggressive racing style. Busch seemed completely devoted to helping the troops and assisting with her foundation; he was incredibly loving and patient with her son, Houston; and he went out of his way to woo her with grand gestures — early in their relationship, when she was traveling for Thanksgiving, he bought a plane ticket just so he could escort her to the gate to say goodbye.
The second-winningest coach in school history, trailing only Hall of Famer Duffy Daugherty, Dantonio owns a 90-42 (.682) record at MSU since his arrival in 2007.