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NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend sobs through testimony seeking no-contact order

  • FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch looks from the garage after practice for the NASCAR Bank of America Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Busch's ex-girlfriend is delivering emotional testimony in a Delaware courtroom, seeking an order that Busch stay away from her following an alleged assault. Patricia Driscoll testified Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014,  that Busch had choked her and smashed her head into a wall in September at Dover International Speedway. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch looks from the garage after practice for the NASCAR Bank of America Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Busch's ex-girlfriend is delivering emotional testimony in a Delaware courtroom, seeking an order that Busch stay away from her following an alleged assault. Patricia Driscoll testified Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, that Busch had choked her and smashed her head into a wall in September at Dover International Speedway. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Patricia Driscoll left, the former girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, arrives at Family Court, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Dover, Del., for a hearing related to a protective order she filed against him.  (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Jason Minto)  NO SALES

    Patricia Driscoll left, the former girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, arrives at Family Court, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Dover, Del., for a hearing related to a protective order she filed against him. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Jason Minto) NO SALES  (The Associated Press)

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's ex-girlfriend is delivering emotional testimony in a Delaware courtroom, seeking an order that Busch stay away from her following an alleged assault.

Patricia Driscoll testified Tuesday that Busch had choked her and smashed her head into a wall in September at Dover International Speedway. The 36-year-old sobbed during her testimony, and the judge ordered a break.

Driscoll has filed court documents asking that a judge order Busch to stay away from her and not contact her. She also is asking that Busch undergo a psychiatric evaluation and be evaluated by a certified domestic violence treatment agency.

Attorneys for the 36-year-old Busch have denied the allegations, which also are the subject of a separate criminal investigation by Dover police.