NASCAR fans are sending prayers this week after it was revealed that legendary champion Mike Wallace was assaulted by three men after leaving a Rascal Flatts concert on Friday night.
Kenny Wallace, Mike’s brother, told reporters that the NASCAR legend was leaving the concert with his wife Carla and their daughter at the PNC Amphitheater in Charlotte when three men suddenly attacked them in the parking lot. According to Daily Mail, the men knocked Mike unconscious and proceeded to kick him in the face several times. This prompted his daughter, Lindsey Wallace Van Wingerdenon, to throw herself on top of her father to try and save him, but she ended up getting kicked in the ribs instead.
After the attack, Kenny uploaded photos to social media showing the family at the concert and their injuries after it.
The three hoodlums who committed this heinous crime have since all been arrested. Paul Lucas, 29, has been charged with assault on a female while his counterparts Nathan Lucas, 22, and Randolph Mangum, 24, are facing simple assault charges.
Kenny revealed that his brother was given twelve stitches inside his mouth in the hospital after the attack and was later released. Mike told his brother that the attackers appeared to be “drunk or drugged up” in the parking lot.
“This is what I looked like after I was knocked out and crap beat out of me. The ambulance driver took this picture we were just supposed to have a fun night,” Mike said in a Facebook message. “I want to thank my family and friends for helping to protect me from a worse beating as I layed unconscious on the ground. What’s worse is three of guys that beat my family up were arrested and out of jail before we were out of the hospital.”
“I am tore up and sick to my stomach about my brother Mike and his daughter Lindsey Wallace Van Wingerden and everyone involved in this senseless ass beating after a concert in Charlotte NC on Friday night,” Kenny wrote on his own Facebook. “My brother Mike laid on the ground knocked out and it was NOT even a fight and three men kept kicking my knocked out brother in the face. Think about it? .. My brother was knocked out and they were kicking him in the face… I AM SO F***ING MAD!!”
Please continue to pray for Mike Wallace and his family during this difficult time!