CRIME

Hearing resumes on request by ex-girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Bush for no-contact order

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is returning to court as a hearing resumes on his ex-girlfriend's request for a no-contact order.

Patricia Driscoll says that Busch assaulted her in his motorhome at Dover International Speedway in September and that she still fears for her safety.

A Family Court hearing on Driscoll's request for a no-contact order was scheduled to resume Monday. Her claims also are subject to a separate criminal investigation.

Busch's attorneys have denied the assault allegations and have tried to portray Driscoll as a scorned woman out to destroy Busch's career after he ended their relationship.

Busch testified last month that he asked Driscoll several times to leave after she showed up uninvited and demanded that he tell her son to his face that the couple's relationship was over.