BUSCH: Fines levied 2000-10-11

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2000) A fight that broke out near the pits in last week's NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division race at Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte led to the sanctioning body levying $8,500 in fines Wednesday against...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2000) A fight that broke out near the pits in last week's NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division race at Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte led to the sanctioning body levying $8,500 in fines Wednesday against six crew members and placing all six on probation for the rest of the year.

The fight, which occurred along an access road that connects pit road to the NASCAR Busch Series garage at the speedway, began when members of Todd Bodine's team said Lyndon Amick was responsible for starting a multi-car crash early in the All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300. Bodine and Amick were among the drivers whose cars were badly damaged in the crash. Some members of the Bodine and Amick crews exchanged shouts, shoves and punches before they were separated by NASCAR officials and track security workers.

Bodine crew members Tim Boatwright, Scotty Pease and Alan Tully were fined $2,000 apiece. Crew chief Donnie Richeson was fined $500. Amick crew member Ralph D. Bryant was fined $1,500. Crew chief Ricky Pearson was fined $500. The sanctioning body said all six would be on probation until Dec. 31.

The sanctioning body said all six men violated section 12-4 A in the 2000 NASCAR Busch Series rulebook: "...actions deemed detrimental to stock car racing -- involved in an altercation in the pit area." The crew chiefs also were said to have violated section 9-4 A: "...the crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions

The crew chief for NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Jerry Nadeau was fined $2,000 on Wednesday for unapproved equipment that was discovered on the No. 25 Michael Holigan.com Chevrolet in an inspection before the UAW-GM Quality 500 last week at Lowe's Motor Speedway at Charlotte. Tony Furr was fined because he was deemed to be responsible for the unapproved equipment on the car.

The sanctioning body did not say what the equipment was.

A $5,000 fine was imposed Wednesday on the crew chief for NASCAR Winston Cup Series rookie Matt Kenseth for putting an illegal trailing arm on the No. 17 DeWalt Ford last month at Martinsville, Va.

Crew chief Robbie Reiser was responsible for a trailing arm that was modified to be lighter than the specifications in the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series rulebook, the sanctioning body said.

The part was discovered in preliminary inspections two days before the NAPA AutoCare 500 at Martinsville Speedway

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Jerry Nadeau , Lyndon Amick , Michael Ho