NASCAR driver Mike Wallace and his daughter were victims of a brutal attack following a Rascal Flatts concert Friday night at the PNC Pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Wallace, brother of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace and racer/analyst Kenny Wallace, was reportedly talking to a group of three men when one of the men unexpectedly attacked him. “Mike was knocked out completely cold. While he was on the ground they continued to beat him, kicking him in the face,” Kenny Wallace told USA Today Sports. He also stated that his brother received 12 stitches inside his mouth, suffered a dislodged tooth, and has had vision problems resulting from the attack.
Mike Wallace’s daughter, Lindsay Wallace Van Wingerden, was treated for unspecified injuries she received when she used her body to try to shield her father from further injuries.
Wallace wrote about the incident and shared photos on Facebook after being released from the hospital.
"I normally would not post personal affairs but this is to help and give advice to our friends, do not ever talk to a group of now what appeared to be drunk or drugged up young adult men or women when you’re trying to get in your car to leave the un guarded PNC amphitheater in Charlotte, NC parking lot after a good Rascal Flatts concert. 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. 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.
The white truck they were driving had the business name of LUCAS LANDSCAPING - Indian Trails, NC on the doors, so be careful according to the CMPD this is the third time this year at PNC this group has been involved in an altercation.
Everyone please be careful in the future and take care of your friends that you go somewhere with."
Three men have been arrested and charged with simple assault for the attack. The trio will appear in court on July 22.
We wish Mike Wallace and his daughter a full and speedy recovery.