Busch and Harvick Placed on Probation
May 10, 2011 | 12:00 P.M. EST
Kevin Harvick walks into the NASCAR hauler following the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)
Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick have been penalized for their post-race altercation last Saturday night in the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Busch, driver of the No. 18 car, and Harvick, driver of the No. 29 car, have each been fined $25,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points events until June 15 for violating Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing – involved in an altercation on pit road after the conclusion of the race).
“These penalties are a result of what occurred on pit road after the race was over,” said Kerry Tharp, senior director for communications, competition. “They are about maintaining a safe environment on pit road.”
The new became public when Harvick sent out the following Tweet:
“4 weeks probation and $25,000 fine....I understand because of the car on pit road,” he said referring to the post-race fireworks that erupted between the two drivers at the head of pit road Saturday night.