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Charge against Sellers dismissed

A misdemeanor assault and battery charge against former NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Champion and South Boston Speedway NASCAR track champion Peyton Sellers was dismissed Friday in Halifax County General District Court. General District Court Judge J. William Watson Jr. dismissed the charge against Sellers after Halifax County Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Michael Freshour and an attorney representing Sellers’ noted that an Accord In Satisfaction had been agreed to and signed by all parties involved.

The hearing in Halifax County General District Court lasted approximately five minutes.

The charge against Sellers was filed following incidents that erupted at the end of the NASCAR Whelen Late Model 300 event at South Boston Speedway on Oct. 22.

Driver Lee Pulliam of Semora, N.C., a  member of Pulliam’s race team and Sellers were suspended and fined by NASCAR officials in the wake of the incidents.

Sellers successfully appealed his NASCAR penalty, and his suspension was subsequently lifted.

Sellers is eligible to compete in and participate in all of NASCAR’s series.

“I’m glad this is all over with,” Sellers said after Friday’s hearing.

“I’m ready to get back to racing.”