Kyle Busch, others receive Charlotte penalties

Kyle Busch Fined, Placed on Probation by NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 31, 2006) -- NASCAR announced today that NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet, has been fined, penalized points and placed on...

Kyle Busch Fined, Placed on Probation by NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 31, 2006) -- NASCAR announced today that NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 5 Chevrolet, has been fined, penalized points and placed on probation because of a rule infraction this past Sunday during the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Busch was in violation of Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the NASCAR Rule Book. He disobeyed a directive from a NASCAR official, entered the racing surface without authorization and threw an object at another competitor's car during the event. He has been fined $50,000, penalized 25 Driver Championship points and placed on probation until Dec. 31. The infraction also resulted in car owner Rick Hendrick being penalized 25 Owner Championship points.

In addition, the No. 19 Dodge team was found to be in violation of Section 12-4-A, 12-4-Q (car, car parts, components and/or equipment used that do not conform to NASCAR rules) and Section 20-12.8.1A (roof height too low in post-race inspection). That infraction resulted in crew chief Chris Andrews being fined $35,000, driver Jeremy Mayfield losing 25 driver points and car owner Ray Evernham losing 25 owner points.

Also, Don Richardson, crew member on the No. 5 Chevrolet team, has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31. He violated 12-4-A, because of improper use of a NASCAR credential.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Ray Evernham , Kyle Busch