Stewart fined, placed on probation

Stewart Fined, Penalized Points, Placed on Probation Crew Chief fined DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30, 2004) -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Tony Stewart has been fined $50,000, penalized 25 driver championship points and placed on probation...

Stewart Fined, Penalized Points, Placed on Probation
Crew Chief fined

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 30, 2004) -- NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series driver Tony Stewart has been fined $50,000, penalized 25 driver championship points and placed on probation until Aug. 18, resulting from a post-race altercation with fellow driver Brian Vickers last Sunday at Infineon Raceway.

In addition, Joe Gibbs, owner of the No. 20 Chevrolets driven by Stewart, has been penalized 25 car owner championship points.

The point penalty drops Stewart one spot in the series standings, to sixth place.

Stewart was found in violation of Section 12-4-A of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Rule Book (actions detrimental to stock car racing; involved in altercation with another competitor).

"This action we've taken speaks for itself," NASCAR President Mike Helton said. "Tony Stewart is well aware of what is expected of him going forward."

In addition: Shane Wilson, crew chief for the No. 77 Dodge driven by Brendan Gaughan, has been fined $10,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31. He was found in violation of Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 12-4-Q (unapproved fuel cell container modification).

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Brian Vickers , Mike Helton