May 11 2011

Busch and Harvick Fined and Put on Probation

After their little “incidents” at Darlington this past weekend, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have both been fined 25,000 and put on probation for the next four “points paying” races. I have heard that Kevin Harvick has decided to run this weekend’s truck race, so he could give some payback then and not violate his probation, will certainly make me more likely to watch the truck race.

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 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.” Source: Harvick, Busch put on probation, fined $25,000

If you ask me, and no one has, Busch should have been penalized a lot more than Harvick, now I know Harvick stopped and jumped out of his car to discuss it with Busch, but Kyle pushed Harvick’s racecar and caused it to slam into the pit road wall. An action that could’ve seriously hurt someone or worse had they been standing where the car struck the wall. Dangerous.

I say Nascar should make a squared circle inside the oval, race track, and let these guys get their frustrations out in the ring, that will keep them from doing stuff like this more than any old fine would. Do you think Kyle would wreck Harvick on purpose if he knew he’d have to fight him after the race? I know that his older brother Kurt would’ve never gotten into it with Jimmy Spencer if he knew he’d have to fight him after the race. Think about it. Ratings would sky rocket. Heck, I’d pay extra money for that.

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