NASCAR has issued penalties to Ty Dillon’s No. 3 team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, following last weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway.
Dillon and driver Kevin Harvick crashed while racing for second place in the late laps of Saturday’s race, then engaged in a series of on-track bumps during the ensuing caution flag. Harvick briefly parked in Dillon’s pit stall, triggering a confrontation that included the throwing of a hamer by one of Dillon’s crewmembers.
The Dillon team has been penalized for violating Sections 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; throwing an object at a competitor’s race truck) and 9-4A: (The Crew Chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his/her Driver, Truck Owner and team members). The infractions occurred during the race on Saturday, October 26.
As a result of these violations, crew chief Paul (Marcus) Richmond has been fined $10,000 and crew member Adam Brown – who reportedly threw the hammer -- has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR.