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Kurt Busch interviewed by police about domestic assault allegations

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Busch met with police for nearly an hour on Tuesday. There is no timetable for when or if charges may be filed.

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NASCAR driver Kurt Busch met with the Dover (Del.) Police Department regarding allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend Sept. 26 at Dover International Speedway.

Busch and his attorneys met with investigators for nearly an hour on Tuesday, Dover police spokesman Cpl. Mark Hoffman confirmed to SB Nation. No further meetings are scheduled and Hoffman does not foresee Busch being interviewed again. There is no timetable on when charges may be filed.

According to the court documents obtained by The Associated Press, Patricia Driscoll alleges Busch was upset after a poor effort in qualifying and "wished he had a gun so that he could kill himself." Busch then accused Driscoll of spying on him before proceeding to hit her head three times against a wall in his motorhome.

Driscoll said the assault caused her severe pain, difficulty breathing and bruising on her neck. When meeting with police she presented documentation and photos of the injuries she sustained.

Busch's attorney, Rusty Hardin, denied the allegations and said it was "a complete fabrication" brought by "a woman who has refused to accept the end of a relationship."

NASCAR has taken no disciplinary measures against Busch, who since the allegations were made public, raced in the final two Sprint Cup Series events of the season. NASCAR chairman Brian France said last week he wanted the police investigation to conclude before taking action.

"If charges are filed, that will change our equation, and we will look at that," France said. "We realize the heightened awareness of this important topic, and our policies will reflect that as we go down -- they'll reflect how serious it is.

"But we ought to have a process that gets to the bottom of the facts before anybody does anything."

That Busch has been allowed to compete has drawn criticism. Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) penned an open letter to NASCAR and Stewart-Haas Racing, Busch's team, demanding he be suspended immediately until the investigation is completed.

In a Nov. 14 interview with SB Nation, Speier said by not suspending Busch NASCAR was "complicit with the crime" in her viewpoint.

"I think it is emblematic of what we see in the sports world generally, and that as long as it's not caught red-handed on camera beating up your girlfriend or spouse, it didn't happen," Speier said. "As long as there is not a spotlight on the issue, let's sweep it under the rug. And that kind of conduct by these (sports) organizations makes them complicit with the crime as far as I'm concerned."