After a final-turn crash between drivers Mike Skeen and Max Papis, Skeen’s girlfriend, Kelli Heaphy slapped Papis in the face on national television. The slap received nationwide media attention and was replayed countless times on ESPN Sportscenter and the network morning shows.
Bryan Berry, crew chief of the No. 6 Sharp Gallaher Racing truck driven by Skeen, has been fined $2,500 for violating Sections 12-1 and 9-4A (Crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his team members) following Sunday’s race.
Heaphy has been fined $2,500 and denied access to all NASCAR events indefinitely for her involvement in the altercation.