After the incident that unfolded between Kevin Harvick and Ty Dillon during Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, the No.3 team from Richard Childress Racing has been penalized by NASCAR.Oct 19, 2013; Talladega, AL, USA; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Ty Dillon (3) during the Freds 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports
According to NASCAR, the 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).
Crew Chief Paul (Marcus) Richmond has been fined $10,000.
Crew member Adam Brown, who threw a hammer at the race truck being driven by Kevin Harvick, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR.
Harvick made some comments about the Dillon brothers following the incident on Saturday that Austin Dillon said “stung.”
“The 3 (of Dillon) just dumped me,” Harvick said after exiting his truck. “Exactly the reason I’m leaving RCR because you’ve got those kids coming up and they’ve got no respect for what they do in this sport and they’ve had everything fed to them with a spoon. … It’s a shame you’ve got to get taken out by some rich kid like that.”
The eldest Dillon brother didn’t think too highly of Harvick’s comments.
“Growing up in the family with RCR and knowing what goes on here on a daily basis, it hurt my feelings,” Dillon said. “But I forgive Kevin. Kevin’s taught me a lot; he’s done a lot for our company and stepped in at a tough time for RCR. He’s kept us at the forefront of NASCAR.
On Fox Sports 1 on Sunday, Harvick apologized for his comments but at the end of it all, those remarks were still felt throughout the organization.
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