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Isn’t It About Time That NASCAR Cracks Down on Fighting in the Sport?

Friday night's alleged post-race assault by two members of the Richard Childress Racing organization upon Nationwide Series driver Nelson Piquet Jr. and a still unidentified other person at Richmond International Raceway is very troubling.

According to police and media reports (per USA Today), Michael A. Scearce, 50, and Thomas F. Costello, both members of Brian Scott's Nationwide team, were arrested by Henrico County, Va., police and charged with misdemeanor assault after an incident directly outside the owners/drivers motorcoach lot at RIR.The incident allegedly stemmed and carried over from a pair of on-track confrontations between Scott and Piquet, followed by a subsequent pit road dust-up where shoving occurred and then Piquet a...

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