NASCAR: RCR Crew Members, Nelson Piquet Jr Involved in Altercation in Richmond Infield

 

Mar 9, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr. before the start of the Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Josh Holmberg-USA TODAY Sports

After the Nationwide race on Friday night, Nelson Piquet Jr. and Brian Scott had a little shoving match on pit road which resulted in Piquet kicking Scott right in the groin area.

However, after the telecast, the real fireworks began at 11:15 PM est. time, when, according to the Henrico country police department in an official statement as reported by Sporting News, “Henrico Police are investigating a verbal argument that started in the infield area of RIR that escalated into a physical altercation near the Driver/Owner Lot,” and that “Two adult males are in custody as a result of the ongoing investigation. One of the two adult male victims has a shoulder injury.”

It is unknown currently what in the world is going on, however a statement by RCR director of communications read (Again, as reported by Sporting News) “We are aware an incident took place outside of the track’s infield following Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway involving members of our team and others from another team. We are cooperating with the local authorities in this matter.” The names of the two crew members are Mike Scearce and Thomas Costello.

There are currently a lot of unknowns and possible false stories going around social media sites, stay here to keep posted on the latest updates to this developing story.

Topics: NASCAR, NASCAR Nationwide Series, Nelson Piquet Jr, Richard Childress Racing, Richmond International Raceway

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