NASCAR: Kahne under probe

Updated: 19 November 2007 10:10 IST

Police are investigating an incident that took place at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday involving NASCAR driver Kahne.

NASCAR: Kahne under probe
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Homstead, Florida:

Police are investigating an incident that took place at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday involving NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne and an unidentified security guard.

A spokesman for Kahne said he was rushing to his motorhome in a secure lot at the track following Friday's final practice when he was stopped by the guard, who refused to let Kahne through the entrance without a credential.

Kahne, still in his driving uniform, attempted to walk around the guard and, according to the spokesman, the two bumped and, when Kahne turned around, the guard was on the ground.

Police were called and Kahne spent several minutes in handcuffs before being released. The security guard was checked and released at the infield medical center.

A police spokesman said the incident is under investigation by detectives and he was not at liberty to talk about specifics.

NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said the sanctioning organization was still gathering information on the incident and could not comment.

Kahne took part in Cup practices and the Busch Series race on Saturday and will start in Sunday's season-ending Ford 400 third in the 43-car field.

Topics : Formula 1
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