Source: USA TODAY
A day after kicking Brian Scott in a scuffle after a Nationwide race at Richmond International Raceway and a later altercation ended with two Richard Childress Racing team members arrested, driver Nelson Piquet Jr. commented on the incidents.
Via his Twitter account, Piquet apologized for, among other things, taking attention away from race winner Brad Keselowski. Piquet also explained his kick.
“First, I’d like to say I’m sorry to our fans, sponsors and my team for the incident at the end of the race,” Piquet wrote. “… Afterwards on pit road, my first reaction was to defend myself. I had no intent to break the code.
“…With that kick, no wonder I race cars and not play soccer.”
He picked an interesting time to tweet and apologize — while the Sprint Cup race was underway, also at Richmond.