Friday, November 8, 2013

NASCAR says no penalty likely after confrontation in Truck series practice

   NASCAR does not plan to issue a penalty to Truck series driver Darrell Wallace Jr. for physically confronting fellow driver Chad Frewaldt after a wreck in Thursday night’s practice session and slapping at his helmet while Frewaldt sat in his truck.

   Frewaldt met with Truck series director Chad Little after the incident while Wallace met with both Little and Robin Pemberton, NASCAR’s vice president of competition.

   Wallace had just passed the much-slower moving Frewaldt exiting Turn 4 when Frewaldt hit Wallace in the left-rear. The contact resulted in both drivers wrecking. Wallace immediately walked over to Frewaldt’s truck, reached in the window and struck Frewaldt.

   “Tempers were flaring,” Pemberton said. “We’ve talked to both drivers and feel like the situation is resolved.”
   You can see a video of the incident here.