NASCAR Has Spoken: Childress Fined And Probation

(photo courtesy Alan Marler)
NASCAR has spoken regarding the Richard Childress/Kyle Busch wrestling and punching fest last week at Kansas Speedway.  It was announced today that NASCAR has levied a $150,000.00 fine and probation for Childress until December 31, 2011.

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.”

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.”

So another chapter has unfolded in the year of “have at ’em boys”.

What are your thoughts on this issue?


One Comment on “NASCAR Has Spoken: Childress Fined And Probation”

  1. Dave, I agree! If you are going to be a lightening rod and provoke reactions with aggressive driving, then you better be able to defend yourself! it’s the ol “put up, or shut up”!

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