Childress fined $150K, on probation until Dec. 31

By Official Release

June 06, 2011 1:46 PM, EDT

   

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — 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.

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

In a statement released Monday, Childress said,
“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.”

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