After cars seized, NASCAR driver says truth will come out

After cars seized, NASCAR driver says truth will come out

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by BEN THOMPSON / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 6:20 PM

MOORESVILLE, NC-- Seven vehicles were seized from NASCAR driver Mike Harmon on Tuesday night, according to the Rowan County Sheriff's Department, but no charges have been filed in the case.

The five trucks and two cars belonged to another team, JJC Racing.  The team's namesake Jennifer Jo Cobb and Harmon are former business partners.   Just a few weeks ago, Harmon was arrested for the theft of JJC Racing hauler. 

On Wednesday, Harmon told NBC Charlotte over the phone the truth would come out.  He said he couldn't otherwise comment because his lawyer threatened to stop representing him if continued talking to the media.

The seven vehicles were returned to JJC Tuesday evening, where restoration quickly began.  A JJC mechanic with no knowledge of the investigation said it appeared they'd been stripped for their equipment and parts.

"Right now, basically all these cars, none of them have motors or engines or anything in them.  They're basically just shells with wheels in them," said mechanic Nick Kuykendall.

Kuykendall estimates it will take two months to fix each vehicle. He estimated they were worth $150,000 when they were stolen and probably worth less than $10,000 now.

"There's a whole lot of parts missing, and it’s going to take a whole lot of money to replace those parts," he said.

Rowan County deputies say no charges have been filed in the case because it's still under active investigation.  Once it's completed, the District Attorney's office will review the case.
 

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