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NASCAR Penalizes Brad Keselowski And Tony Stewart After Charlotte Post-Race

NASCAR Penalizes Brad Keselowski And Tony Stewart After Charlotte Post-Race

by October 14, 2014 0 comments

Photo Credit: Hunter Thomas

DAYTONA BEACH. Fla. – NASCAR penalized Sprint Cup Series drivers, Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart after post-race actions at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Bank of America 500 on Saturday, October 11.

Brad Keselowski was fined $50,000 and placed on probation through November 12 after violating Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4.9 (Behavioral penalty-involved in post-race incidents) in the NASCAR rule book. After the conclusion of the Bank of America 500, Brad Keselowski retaliated and hit Denny Hamlin’s car, as well as Matt Kenseth’s and Tony Stewart’s car while on pit road. He also did a burnout in the garage stall around Denny Hamlin’s crew members and officials.

Tony Stewart was fined $25,000 after he backed into the nose of Brad Keselowski’s car while entering pit road during post-race. Stewart is also on probation through November 12 after violating Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4.9 (Behavioral penalty-involved in post-race incidents) in the NASCAR rule book.

“These penalties are about maintaining a safe environment following the race,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR senior vice president, competition and racing development. “We knew that the new Chase format was likely going to raise the intensity level and we want our drivers to continue to be themselves. However, the safety of our drivers, crew members, officials, and workers is paramount and we will react when that safety could be compromised.”

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the GEICO 500, the last race in the Contender Round on Sunday, October 19. Coverage of the event will begin on ESPN and the Performance Racing Network (PRN) at 2 p.m. ET.

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

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