Former employee breaks NASCAR team owner’s jaw at Dover Speedway

The Associated Press

DOVER, Del. – Authorities in Delaware have arrested a former NASCAR crew member after the team owner was assaulted at Dover International Speedway.

In this photo with a slow shutter speed, Kevin Harvick races during practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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.