Tommy Baldwin fined for Chicago incident

Tommy Baldwin, crew chief of the No. 9 Dodge, was fined $10,000 for his involvement in an altercation on pit road during the Tropicana 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Baldwin and the No. 9 team were involved in a scuffle with the No. 20 team of...

Tommy Baldwin, crew chief of the No. 9 Dodge, was fined $10,000 for his involvement in an altercation on pit road during the Tropicana 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Baldwin and the No. 9 team were involved in a scuffle with the No. 20 team of Tony Stewart after an on-track incident between their two drivers. Stewart tapped and turned the No. 9 of Kahne while racing for position on a restart at lap 128. The contact resulted in a multi-car crash which took Kahne out of the event.

NASCAR cited Section 12-4-A of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series rule book: "Actions detrimental to stock car racing." That penalty was assessed for being involved in a fight in another teams pit area for $5,000 of the fine. And Section 9-4-A of the (The crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his/her driver, car owner and team members).

Baldwin was also placed on probation until December 31, 2004.

See also Ray Evernham statement

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Tony Stewart , Ray Evernham , Tommy Baldwin