CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The spotter for defending NASCAR Cup Collection champion Chase Elliott has been suspended by NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports after his home violence arrest.
Edward James D’Hondt, 62, was arrested earlier this month in Catawba County and charged with battery of unborn baby and assaulting a lady, in accordance with on-line North Carolina judicial data. He faces two court docket dates in June.
Hendrick Motorsports issued an announcement saying it had realized of D’Hondt’s arrest Wednesday and suspended him indefinitely “from his position with our firm.”
NASCAR additionally suspended D’Hondt for his conduct and for failing to report the arrest to NASCAR inside the required 72 hours.
D’Hondt has been Elliott’s spotter for the reason that 25-year-old driver joined the NASCAR Cup Collection with Hendrick Motorsports, together with final week when Elliott gained the street occasion on the Circuit of The Americas in Texas.
Hendrick mentioned it has not decided who’ll function Elliott’s spotter this week for the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.