Former employee breaks NASCAR team owner’s jaw at Dover Speedway
DOVER, Del. – Authorities in Delaware have arrested a former NASCAR crew member after the team owner was assaulted at Dover International Speedway.
Dover police were called to the infield of the race track shortly before 11 a.m. Friday.
Authorities say 33-year-old Lawrence Hayden of Concord, North Carolina and NASCAR Xfinity Series race team owner Jerry Hataway were arguing over Hayden’s employment when Hayden began punching 56-year-old Hataway.
Hataway suffered a broken jaw. He was treated at the track before being taken to a local hospital.
Hayden was charged with second-degree assault and issued a $500 secured bond. It was not known whether he has a lawyer.
Dover is hosting the OneMain Financial 200 XFINITY Series race Saturday, followed by the AAA 400 Drive for Autism Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday.