NASCAR Driver Mike Wallace Violently Beaten After Rascal Flatts Concert
Mike Wallace is on the mend after being brutally attacked after a Rascal Flatts concert in Charlotte on Friday night.
The NASCAR driver told WBTV that three strangers repeatedly punched and kicked him outside PNC Music Pavilion as he was leaving with his daughter Lindsey Wallace Van Wingerden and son-in-law Thomas Van Wingerden.
He had three teeth knocked out, and suffered a black eye, impaired vision, and required 10 stitches in his lip. View the graphic photos here.
"We've never been through anything like this," he told the station, adding, "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."
A police report obtained by USA Today confirmed that Lindsey and Thomas also suffered minor injuries.
Three men have been arrested. Nathan Lucas, 22, and Randolph Mangum, 24, were charged with simple assault, Paul Lucas, 29, with assault on a female. Lucas and Mangum were released on $1,000 bond. Paul Lucas was released on $1,500 bond.
Afterward, Mike's brother Kenny Wallace, a NASCAR analyst tweeted, "The number ONE question I get from the @NASCAR world is 'What did Mike do?' Sad part is Mike did nothing. It was a GOON attack."