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Earnhardt, Mears Put On Probation

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Wednesday, April 22 2009

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on probation.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on probation.

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NASCAR announced that it has placed Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Casey Mears on probation for the next six races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of their on-track incident last Saturday at the conclusion of the race at Phoenix International Raceway.

NASCAR put both drivers on probation for the next six races. No fines or point deductions were assessed. The probation begins this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.

The incident between the two caused Earnhardt to crash with 11 laps to go in Saturday night’s race. He led 63 laps and was likely headed to a top-10 finish, but the accident dropped him to 31st.

After the race, Earnhardt intentionally spun Mears on the cool-down lap. Mears retaliated by passing several cars on pit road to find Earnhardt, then bumping into the back of his car.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Wednesday, April 22 2009
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