NASCAR has penalized Kyle Busch for his actions during Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
Busch was penalized for his actions following a mid-race wreck which started after contact from Austin Dillon.
NASCAR determined that “the pilot of the No. 18 Toyota Camry violated Sections 12.1.a; 188.8.131.52.a; 12.8.a of the NASCAR Rule Book and has been fined $50,000 for a safety violation, actions detrimental to stock car racing and violating the NASCAR member conduct guidelines.”
Busch hit the outside wall in Turn 2 after contact from the No. 3 of Austin Dillon. Busch drove his car to the garage but on his way drove over several orange cones while people could be seen behind the cones scrambling.
NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition Scott Miller discussed the event on Tuesday while appearing on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
“It was a situation that could have been bad. Fortunately nobody got hit or anything like that,” Miller said. “It all worked out, but putting people in harm’s way for no reason is something we take seriously.”