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NASCAR Cup Series managing director steps down amid animal cruelty charges

NASCAR Cup Series managing director Jay Fabian stepped down from his position following an arraignment on animal cruelty charges.

According to court records, Fabian is being charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty and one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Fabian is expected to appear in Mecklenburg County court September 27.

According to FOX Sports, assistant NASCAR Cup Series director Kip Childress will assume many of Fabian’s daily responsibilities. NASCAR Xfinity Series director Wayne Auton and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series managing director Brad Moran will handle race control for this Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona.

NASCAR released the following statement:

“NASCAR takes the situation seriously, and will continue to gather information as it becomes available. Jay Fabian will step back from his role until this matter is resolved. NASCAR will have no further comment.”

North Carolina Judicial Branch

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