Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kvapil Will Drive At Charlotte This Weekend

Travis Kvapil will remain as driver of the No. 93 BK Racing Toyota this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, despite being arrested Tuesday night and charged with charged with assault on a female and false imprisonment.

Mooresville (NC) police responded to a 9-1-1 call from Kvapil’s home shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Capt. Joseph Cooke of the Mooresville P.D. told USA TODAY that Kvapil was arrested because "the officers felt there was probably a case of an assault.” The 37-year old Wisconsin native was released on bond Wednesday morning and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 19.
Sources close to the story say the 9-1-1 call in question was not placed by Kvapil’s wife, Jennifer. The couple have three young children; Kelsey, Carson and Caden.
"BK Racing understands the severity of the situation and we don't condone the actions that Travis has been accused of," commented Ron Devine, co-owner of BK Racing.  "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." 

NASCAR issued a statement on the situation earlier today, saying the sanctioning body, "NASCAR does not condone the actions with which Travis Kvapil has been charged and 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. NASCAR takes this matter very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation as it moves forward."

The 2003 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion has spent the last seven seasons competing on the Sprint Cup Series, making 240 starts at the sport’s highest level with a best finish of sixth at Talladega Superspeedway in 2008. He is currently ranked 31st in Sprint Cup Series championship points.


  1. Anonymous3:31 PM

    innocent until proven guilty, if proven guilty boot his tail from the team and nascar indefinitely

  2. Anonymous11:56 PM

    Bad move. Innocent until proven guilty or not, it doesn't look good. They can find a sub until it's resolved. NASCAR goes pink to support women, and an accused abuser is driving. It just looks bad.

  3. Anonymous3:53 AM

    Someone else called 911. Denial of domestic abuse not only runs in the families but in NASCAR as well. I will be calling Burger King today and asking why he can't display the ribbon but is good enough to drive and represent NASCAR. First NASCAR drivers are cheating and now they are beating. Shame on NASCAR.

  4. Anonymous11:07 PM

    Any 'man' who thinks the solution to an argument with ANY woman is to assualt her doesn't belong in the 'family' friendly sport of NASCAR. The message sent by him being allowed anywhere near the track is one of indiference by NASCAR. They suspend drug users, kick out the woman abusers. This isn't a case of innocent till proven guilty, if the police didn't find cause, he'd not have been arrested.