NASCAR issues several penalties following Richmond race weekend. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2002)-- Robert Yates Racing team member Larry Lackey and driver Ricky Rudd were fined and placed on probation by NASCAR for their altercation in the...
NASCAR issues several penalties following Richmond race weekend.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2002)-- Robert Yates Racing team member Larry Lackey and driver Ricky Rudd were fined and placed on probation by NASCAR for their altercation in the garage area following Saturday night's NASCAR Winston Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Lackey was fined $10,000 for his role in the altercation between the two while Rudd, driver of the No. 28 Ford Taurus, received a $5,000 fine. Both were placed on probation until Dec. 31.
Lackey and Rudd were penalized under Section 12-4-A in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series rule book:"Actions detrimental to stock car racing: Involved in an altercation with a team member." Lackey also was penalized under 12-4-F:"Fighting."
"In every fight, there has to be an aggressor and a retaliator," NASCAR Winston Cup Series Director John Darby said."The incident between Larry and Ricky took place in the garage area and we, as a sanctioning body, govern the pits and garage. We will not tolerate people hitting each other in those areas."
Todd Berrier, crew chief of the No. 30 Chevrolet Monte Carlo of driver Jeff Green, was fined $5,000 for an unapproved left front spring found in post-race inspection. The coil winding of the spring was not evenly spaced and did not meet the standards set forth in the rule book. He was penalized under Section 12-4-Q:"Any determination by NASCAR Officials that parts and/or equipment used in the Event do not conform to NASCAR rules."
The infraction also cost Green 25 driver points and team owner Richard Childress 25 owner points.
On the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division, side, Charlie Lewis, crew chief for the No. 46 Chevrolet of driver Ashton Lewis Jr., and team member Scott Honan received fines for actions during Friday night's race at RIR.
Lewis was fined $2,000 for violation of Sections 12-4-A and 9-4-A:"Actions detrimental to stock car racing: Involved in an altercation in another competitor's pit area;""The crew chief assumes the responsibility for the actions of his team members."
Honan was fined $1,000 for being involved in an altercation in another competitor's pit area.