The victim has reportedly suffered a serious groin injury
Daniel Dye completes in the ARCA Menards Series, driving the No. 43 Chevrolet SS for GMS Racing. The ARCA Racing Series is a division of the NASCAR ladder system.
The 18-year-old is a student at Father Lopez Catholic High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. On Tuesday, he was arrested following an altercation with another student.
Early reports of the altercation noted that Dye was dancing and grinding on another student with his groin area near the victims face. The classmate then attempted to stop Dye from doing so.
Dye reportedly reacted by punching the student in the groin area. The student made it to the bathroom were he had “a large bruise and his scrotum was swollen.“
The student was diagnosed with, “a possible ruptured testicle and referred to a urologist.”
Dye is charged with felony battery.
Felony battery: “Classified as a third-degree felony in Florida punishable by up to five years in prison, five years of probation and assessed fines up to $5,000.00.”
Per the Volusia County, Florida Corrections, Dye has been released on bond set at $2,500.
Daniel Dye Attorney: Aaron Delgado
“Once all the facts come to light, Mr Dye is going to be completely exonerated. It appears that this was people playing a game at the school and nothing more than that. The school is not taking any action and we don’t think police involvement was warranted,” Aaron Delgado stated.
ARCA Racing Series: Dye suspended
On Wednesday, the ARCA Menards Series released the following statement:
“Daniel Dye has been suspended indefinitely from ARCA competition for a violation of the 2022 ARCA Rulebook Section 12-8.1.E.2, a behavioral penalty which references ARCA Member Conduct Guidelines.”
“Dye, 18, was arrested on a felony battery charge Tuesday in Volusia County, Florida.”
“Dye races full time in the ARCA Menards Series, driving the No. 43 Chevrolet for GMS Racing. After three races in 2022, he ranks second in series standings.”
“He finished third in the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway, second in March at Phoenix Raceway and 17th last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.”
GMS Racing: Statement
Also on Wednesday, Dye’s race team released the following statement:
“GMS Racing is aware of the current situation surrounding Daniel Dye,” the team statement opened.
They added, “Daniel and the Dye family are cooperating with local law enforcement. No further comment will be made on the subject until more information becomes available.”
Daniel Dye has two top 5s in three races with the ARCA Menards Series. He claimed a win last year in his debut season with the ARCA Menards Series.
The ARCA Menards Series is scheduled to race on Friday at Dover International Speedway.