Kvapil scheduled to race after assault arrest

jutter@charlotteobserver.comOctober 10, 2013 

Travis Kvapil

MOORESVILLE POLICE

A day after being released from the Iredell County Jail, NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil was back in his race car.

Kvapil, 37, was arrested on Tuesday night on and charged with one count each of assault on a female and false imprisonment stemming from an altercation with his wife at their Mooresville home. While he was allowed to participate in practice and qualifying on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway with his BK Racing team, NASCAR issued a statement saying it did not condone Kvapil’s actions. “We are disappointed to learn of this incident. We have been in close communication with the race team and are in the process of gathering as much information as possible,” the statement read. “NASCAR takes this matter very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation as it moves forward.” Kvapil’s next scheduled court date is Nov. 19. “BK Racing understands the severity of the situation and we don’t condone the actions that Travis has been accused of,” team co-owner Ron Devine said in a statement. “We feel it’s important to let the system take its course. “For that reason, we have elected to support Travis and his family and keep Travis in the car for this weekend’s race.”

Utter: 704-358-5113; Twitter: @jim_utter

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service