NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil was arrested on domestic violence charges on Tuesday night after a 911 call directed police officers to his home in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Kvapil, who drives the No. 93 BK Racing Sprint Cup car, was charged with assault on a female and false imprisonment, according to the Mooresville Police Department.
Police Captain Joseph Cooke told USA Today Sports that police arrested Kvapil in Mooresville after a domestic dispute the driver had with his wife. He explained, “The officers felt there was probably a case of assault.”
Kvapil spent the night in the Iredell County Jail and was freed on bond Wednesday after he appeared in district court. BK Racing team owner Ron Devine spoke with Fox Sports about the driver’s arrest, saying:
“We’re trying to understand the situation right now. I’ve known for less than an hour and at the appropriate time we’ll make an announcement.”
Devine added that no decision was made at the time about Kvapil’s status in the No. 93 car this weekend. The driver hasn’t commented on the situation.
Travis Kvapil is currently 31st in points in the Cup series. His best finish in the Sprint Cup series was sixth in Talladega in 2008. While he hasn’t seen a lot of success in the Cup series, Kvapil won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship in 2003.
Kvapil’s domestic violence charges came at an awkward time for BK Racing, which is supporting Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The team tweeted a photo of decals on its cars on Wednesday to support the awareness month. However, the tweet has since been deleted.
The NASCAR driver and his wife, Jennifer, have three children together, Kelsey, Carson, and Caden. It is unclear when Travis Kvapil’s next court appearance will be.
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