Thursday, 2 May 2013

Billy Currington dropped by NASCAR after recent indictment

Country star Billy Currington's mugshot has been splashed across the internet lately, after the “People Are Crazy” singer was indicted on felony charges from an alleged altercation with an elderly man. Currington is facing allegations of abusing an elderly person and of making terroristic threats following the confrontation with a 70-year-old otur boat captain in Georgia on April 15th. Currington was released from jail after turning himself in to Chatham County, Georgia police and posting $27,700 bond on Thursday, April 25th.

Now Currington has been dropped by NASCAR, losing a singing gig at the upcoming All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 18th. NASCAR officials announced on April 26th that the singer will be replaced by South Carolina-native, Josh Turner in the pre-race performance.

President and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Marcus Smith said, “Due to Currington's recent indictment, we elected to change our act for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.”

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