Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NASCAR Issues Penalties For Post-Race Altercations

Penalties have been levied to two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams as a result of their involvement in separate post-race incidents following last Friday’s race at Richmond International Raceway.

Thomas Costello and Michael Scearce, both crew members for the No. 2 team, have each been fined $15,000 and suspended from NASCAR until the completion of the next four NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship events. They have also been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31. Both Costello and Scearce were found to be in violation of Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing. Involved in an altercation with another competitor after the race had concluded).
Drivers Nelson Piquet Jr. (No. 30 car) and Brian Scott (No. 2 car) have been placed on NASCAR probation until June 26 for violating Section 12-1 and their involvement in an on-track altercation with their two cars after the race had concluded.
Crew chiefs Chris Carrier (No. 30 car) and Phil Gould (No. 2 car) have likewise been placed on NASCAR probation until June 26 as a result of the on-track incident between their two drivers.


  1. iguessimaidiotthen4:42 PM

    why wasn't nelson piquet fined he kicked somebody in the freaken balls

  2. Anonymous7:51 PM

    If you pushed me, I'd kick ya straight in the bean bags too!!!

  3. jimmy9:57 AM

    I hope Childress' lawyers can't use this fine in court to mitigate the severity of the punishment, if they plead or are convicted. Once a guy, the photographer, goes to the ground and gets the boots put to him, the chances for serious injury increase exponentially. Plus, Scearce needs an attitude adjustment, smirking for the mugshot and all.