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 Kvapils 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. Kvapils next scheduled court date is Nov. 19. BK Racing understands the severity of the situation and we dont condone the actions that Travis has been accused of, team co-owner Ron Devine said in a statement. We feel its 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 weekends race.
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