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.