Harvick gets probation and $35,000 fine
Kevin Harvick was fined $35,000 and put on probation, and two of his crew members were suspended for one race for their roles in Saturday's melee at Richmond International Raceway.
In all, NASCAR penalized Harvick and five members of his team, along with Pat Tryson, Ricky Rudd's crew chief, for "actions detrimental to stock car racing."
Harvick was placed on probation until Dec. 31, while crew members Mike Scearce and Gene Pasquale were suspended until Sept. 17, meaning they will miss Sunday's race in Loudon, N.H.
With nine laps to go in Saturday's Chevrolet 400, Harvick was running second but hit the wall after being nudged from behind by Rudd.
Harvick was furious after winding up 16th. He drove his car to pit road and banged into the side of Rudd's car. Several of Harvick's crew members also ran onto pit road and began banging on Rudd's car, mangling the hood. Harvick climbed on the roof of his car and began shouting at Rudd, who remained in his car.