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article imageNASCAR owner Childress fined, placed on probation for altercation

By Al Boe     Jun 6, 2011 in Sports
NASCAR team owner Richard Childress has been penalized for his actions Saturday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. Reportedly, the 65-year-old owner punched NASCAR star Kyle Busch several times.
NASCAR owner Richard Childress, owner of four cars in the Sprint Cup Series, along with vehicles that compete in the Nationwide, and Camping World Trucks Series, has been penalized for the altercation he got in with NASCAR star Kyle Busch on Saturday afternoon, according to NASCAR's twitter feed.
Childress confronted Busch after a Trucks series race and, according to eye-witnesses, he punched the driver several times. The two have a history with each other, as Busch has had several well-known on-track incidents with drivers who race for Childress.
NASCAR investigated the incident, and spoke with both Childress and Busch Sunday morning before the Sprint Cup race. Childress had his access to the track restricted to his hauler for the day, and NASCAR announced they would be assessing further penalties to the owner Monday.
This afternoon, NASCAR announced the penalties for Childress would include a $150,000 fine, one of the largest ever given out by the sanctioning body. He is also placed on NASCAR probation until December 31st, 2011, which means that if he is involved in any more incidents through that time, he can be suspended, or even have his ownership title revoked.
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