NASCAR penalizes Keselowski and Stewart for their actions at Charlotte

NASCAR has dished out some punishment for the actions of those involved in the bedlam at Charlotte.

Daytona Beach Fla. (Oct. 14, 2014) — NASCAR has assessed behavioral penalties to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post-race incidents on Oct. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Brad Keselowski

Keselowski has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship events through Nov. 12 for violating:

  • Section 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing
  • Section 12-4.9: Behavioral penalty – involved in post-race incidents 

Tony Stewart

Stewart has been fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship events through Nov. 12 for violating:

  • Section 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing
  • Section 12-4.9: Behavioral penalty – involved in a post-race incident

NASCAR's Robin Pemberton releases statement

“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.”

Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin were not punished for their involvement.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Event Charlotte II
Track Charlotte Motor Speedway
Drivers Matt Kenseth , Tony Stewart , Brad Keselowski , Denny Hamlin
Article type Breaking news