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NASCAR Fines, Puts Busch On Probation

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Monday, November 7 2011

Kyle Busch will spend rest of 2011 on probation. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Gregg Ellman)

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NASCAR has fined Kyle Busch $50,000 and placed him on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for his actions during the Nov. 4 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch violated Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the 2011 NASCAR Rule Book. NASCAR took immediate action, parking Busch for the remainder of Friday night’s event and maintaining the parked position for the NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. On Monday, the parking directive was lifted by NASCAR.

In issuing Monday’s penalty, NASCAR went on to say that “if during the remaining NASCAR events in 2011 there is another action by the competitor that is deemed by NASCAR officials as detrimental to stock car racing or to NASCAR, or is disruptive to the orderly conduct of an event, the competitor will be suspended indefinitely from NASCAR.”

Busch was involved in a wreck during Friday night’s race with Ron Hornaday Jr. The two made contact on the track and during the ensuing caution, Busch rammed and spun Hornaday into the wall.

Hornaday, who was contending for as truck series title, was sent to the garages by the wreck.

Busch was parked for Saturday’s Nationwide and Sunday’s Sprint Cup races.

He has since apologized to all involved.

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Monday, November 7 2011
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