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#NASCAR ...Police release names of 2 crew members arrested for altercation near Driver/Owner lot after Friday's NNS race:

Statement from Henrico Police:

"As a result of their investigation, Henrico Police Officers made the following arrests;

Michael A. Scearce, 50 years old, of Mount Ulla, North Carolina, was charged with two counts of assault (misdemeanor charges).

Thomas F. Costello, 35 years old, of Kannapolis, North Carolina, was charged with one count of assault (a misdemeanor charge).

Mr. Scearce and Mr. Costello were charged and released during the early morning hours of Saturday, April 27, 2013.

A court date for both will be determined at a later time.''


Richard Childress Racing's website list Scearce as a mechanic and Costello as an interior specialist for Brian Scott's Nationwide team. Scott was involved in an incident with Nelson Piquet on pit road after the race where they shoved each other and Piquet kicked Scott in the groin. NASCAR met with both drivers after the race.


HERE IS THE INITIAL STATEMENT HENRICO POLICE OFFERED LAST NIGHT THAT GIVES MORE DETAILS ON THE INCIDENT:

"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. The assault occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m. Two adult males are in custody as a result of the ongoing investigation. One of the two adult male victims has a shoulder injury.''




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