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Fine, Probation For Childress

| , RacinToday.com Monday, June 6 2011

Joey Coulter and team owner Richard Childress at Kansas. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Alan Marler)


NASCAR has fined owner Richard Childress $150,000 and placed him on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for violating Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – involved in an altercation in the garage area) of the 2011 NASCAR rule book.

The violation occurred following the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race June 4 at Kansas Speedway.

The probation includes all NASCAR-sanctioned events.

A statement from NASCAR read:

“The penalty we have announced today for Richard Childress reflects NASCAR’s response to the incident at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. We feel this action is appropriate and are confident all parties involved understand our position on this matter and will move forward appropriately.”

The incident which led to NASCAR’s action involved Childress and driver Kyle Busch.

Witnesses say that Childress put Busch in a headlock and repeatedly struck him.

Childress issued the following release Monday after learning of the penalty:

“First of all, I’m responsible for my actions, plain and simple. As you know, I am a very principled person and have a passion for what we do at Richard Childress Racing. I believe passionately in defending my race teams and my sponsor partners. In this instance, I let that passion and my emotions get the best of me. I accept the penalty NASCAR announced today and, as a company, we will now focus on this week’s races at Pocono Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.”

| , RacinToday.com Monday, June 6 2011


  • Marybeth says:

    Nascar is fining Richard $150,000; & sending him a case of champagne, a large box of chocolates, & a ‘thank-you’ note. :)

  • Joe says:

    Probation, cool. This means Richard can punch him again next week and absolutely nothing will happen.