Crime & Courts

NASCAR driver Mike Wallace assaulted

NASCAR driver Mike Wallace was hospitalized after being assaulted.
NASCAR driver Mike Wallace was hospitalized after being assaulted. WBTV

NASCAR driver Mike Wallace and his daughter were attacked Friday night at PNC Music Pavilion after the Rascal Flatts concert.

Wallace said three men approached and repeatedly punched and kicked him and his daughter, Lindsey.

“We’ve never been through anything like this,” he told WBTV, the Observer’s news partner.

Three of his front teeth were knocked a few inches into his mouth. A black eye is causing impaired vision and he has 10 stitches in his lip.

His daughter was taken away from the parking lot on a stretcher.

“They just knocked me out,” Wallace said. “When I come to, my daughter is laying on the ground, my son-in-law were on top of me trying to protect me. They were kicking me, beating on me.”

Graphic photos posted to social media show Wallace with a bruised and bloodied face and Lindsey on a stretcher.

Kenny Wallace, Mike’s brother and NASCAR analyst, tweeted about the violent attack to update fans on his brother’s condition and to raise awareness of the assault.

“I’ve talked to Mike this morning,” Kenny tweeted. “He is down in the dumps. Beat up badly and can’t see out of one eye. I WILL MAKE SURE THIS MAKES NEWS!!!!”