Billy Currington loses NASCAR gig after arrest

WENN, Sunday, April 28, 2013, 6:14am (PDT)
  • Country star Billy Currington has lost a singing gig at an upcoming NASCAR race after he was indicted on felony charges stemming from an alleged altercation with an elderly man.

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    The singer will be replaced by Josh Turner as the pre-race act at the Charlotte Motor Speedway All-Star race in North Carolina on May 18.

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    The Charlotte Motor Speedway President Marcus Smith says, "Due to Currington's recent indictment, we elected to change our act for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race."

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    Currington is facing allegations of making terroristic threats and abusing an elderly person following an altercation with a 70-year-old tour boat captain in Georgia on April 15. He surrendered to police in Chatham County, Ga., on Thursday and was released from jail after posting a $27,700 bond.

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