NASCAR driver Kvapil arrested on assault charge
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Travis Kvapil is free on bond following his arrest on charges of assault and false imprisonment.
A statement from the Mooresville Police Department said officers responded to a 911 call from the Kvapil residence on Tuesday. After an investigation, police said they arrested the 37-year-old Kvapil in connection with a domestic dispute between him and his wife. No further details were provided.
Kvapil was released from the Iredell County Jail under a $1,000 unsecured bond after a scheduled court appearance. It’s not known if he has an attorney.
Kvapil, who drives for BK Racing, is currently 31st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. No one was available to comment at BK Racing on Wednesday afternoon.
MADIGAN TAKES LEAD AT EGOLF NORTHSTONE OPEN
HUNTERSVILLE – Defending champion Tim Madigan of Rio Rancho, N.M. rode six birdies and no bogeys en route to a 6-under 65 to reach 9-under par overall midway through the eGolf Tour’s NorthStone Open.
Will Collins of Salisbury stands second at 8-under 134 after rounds of 65 and 69, followed by Frank Adams III of Laurinburg at 7-under 135 following rounds of 67 and 68.
High Point’s Drew Weaver shares fifth at 5-under 137 after rounds of 66 and 71.
NEWTON: I NEED TO PLAY BETTER IN THE SECOND HALF
CHARLOTTE — Quarterback Cam Newton says if the Panthers are going to turn things around this season he needs to play better in the second half of games.
The Panthers have held a lead at halftime of all four games this season, but are just 1-3 entering Sunday’s game at Minnesota.
Newton’s numbers in the second half of Carolina’s three losses tell the story of a team that can’t finish and struggles to adjust to halftime changes by opposing defenses. Newton has completed 20 of 40 passes for only 210 yards with only one touchdown and two interceptions, according to STATS INC.
Newton says that the stat is “viable” and “if we are going to make this next step I’m going to have to step up my game in the second half.”
SHELTON’S TEAM PREVAILS IN HPSGA EVENT
KERNERSVILLE — Wilson Shelton, Phil Shockley, Ron Staton and Bob Martin carded 15-under to win Wednesday’s High Point Seniors Golf Association two best ball playday at Maple Leaf.
Jim Gregory, Duffy “D,” Boyd Grier and J.D. Williams placed second at 10-under.
Stan Spangle Sr. and Gregory eagled No. 15.