Statement from Patricia Driscoll
For victims of domestic violence there are no “victories.” My only hope is that the pain and trauma I suffered through this process will help other victims find their voice. Unfortunately we live in a culture where stories like mine are often swept under the rug out of fear and with the knowledge that for every person who shows empathy many more will seek to disparage the victim. It is bad enough to endure the actual physical abuse but the verbal attacks that follow when a victim speaks up are sometimes just as painful.
Today NASCAR took an important step and deserves to be commended. The next steps are to develop a thorough process and policies that reenforce the organization’s position it took today: Domestic violence will not be tolerated in NASCAR.