By Larry GLicken

NASCAR issued a statement moments ago allowing Travis Kvapil to race despite being charged with  assault on a female and false imprisonment. The statement they released went like this;

“NASCAR does not condone the actions with which Travis Kvapil has been charged and we are disappointed to learn of this incident,” the statement said. “We have been in close communication with the race team and are in the process of gathering as much information as possible. NASCAR takes this matter very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation as it moves forward.”

Kvapil, 37, was arrested following a domestic dispute with his wife, Jennifer Tuesday at the couple’s home in Mooresville, N.C, a suburb of Charlotte. Capt. Joseph Cooke of the Mooresville (N.C.) Police Department confirmed the report.

Kvapil took part in practice today at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. He was practicing for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at the track. The BK Racing driver is still scheduled to compete in Bank of America 500 on Saturday night.

Ron Devine, co-owner of BK Racing said; we at BK Racing understand the severity of the situation and we don’t condone the actions that Travis has been accused of.”

“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. Further comment will be available as additional information becomes available.”

Kvapil was booked Tuesday night and held overnight and wasn’t released until he made an appearance in the district court where he was able to post a 2,000 dollar bond.

Kvapil moved into Sprint Cup full time in 2005 and has made 240 starts

 

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