According to the Mooresville Police Department, police were called to Kavpil’s home. Officers say that Kvapil had been involved in a domestic dispute with his wife. He was arrested and charged with assault and false imprisonment.
Kvapil allegedly pulled his wife to the bedroom by her hair and struck her in the head as she tried to pull away. Kvapil was not believed to be under the influence of alcohol and did not use a weapon.
Kvapil was charged with misdemeanor assault and was later released from custody.
BK Racing has stuck behind Kvapil, allowing him to drive in the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
BK Racing co-owner Ron Devine said:
After discussions with NASCAR and the Kvapil family, BK Racing has elected to support Travis and his family. It’s the right thing for Travis and his family to let the system take its course. He has the ability to set aside the issues and focus, and he’s prepared to race this weekend.
NASCAR also issued a statement:
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.