Published on October 14th, 2014 | by Michael J Smith0
Keselowski, Stewart Fined Put On Probation
NASCAR announced penalties to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their part in post-ract altercations following the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Keselowski received the most severe penalty, a fine of $50,000 and he has been placed on probation until November 12th.
Stewart was fined $25,000 and has been placed on probation until November 12th, as well.
The penalties were issued under NASCAR Rule Book Section 12-1 Actions detrimental to sotkc car racing and 12-4.9: Behavioral penalty — involved in post-race incidents.
Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth, who were also involved in post-race incidents with Keselowski, did not receive any penalties.
During the cool-down lap, Denny Hamlin stopped in front of Keselowski on the track to show his displeasure in how Keselowski raced him in the closing laps of the race.
As they returned to pit road, Keselowski made contact with Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota. The two made contact during the race that damaged the right-rear of Keselowski’s car and sent Kenseth into the wall. Both were able to continue on and finish the race.
When they made contact, Keselowski’s car hit Stewart. Stewart put his car in reverse and slammed into the front of Keselowski’s car, damaging the nose.