Will the 2003 Camping World Trucks Series champion race this weekend after charges filed?
Travis Kvapil is facing charges of misdemeanour assault on a female and false imprisonment after allegedly pulling his wife into a bedroom by her hair and hitting her in the head.
The Sprint Cup driver was not under the influence of any alcohol and did not use any weapons in the incident. He will be appearing in court Nov. 19.
The Kvapils have three children.
He was released on a $2,000 bond Wednesday morning and is not allowed to return to the family home, and is restricted to email and telephone with his wife, Jennifer, only in matters of the children.
The incident allegedly occurred at about 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, and while BK Racing owner Ron Devine told FoxSports.com that he hopes to have Kvapil race this weekend, a lengthy visit from NASCAR officials at Charlotte today might keep the driver from the track.
"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."
SportingNews.com is reporting that Kvapil has no previous acts of domestic violence and no records, other than minor traffic offenses.
According to a statement by BK Racing, Kvapil will race this weekend at Charlotte.
"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."