NASCAR penalizes drivers involved in post-race incident at Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 11:  The #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford, driven by Brad Keselowski (not pictured), is pushed through the garage area after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, NC – OCTOBER 11: The #2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford, driven by Brad Keselowski (not pictured), is pushed through the garage area after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

NASCAR assessed what it called “behavioral penalties” Tuesday to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post-race incidents this past Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Keselowski was fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship events through Nov. 12. Stewart was $25,000 and was also placed on NASCAR probation for the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship events through Nov. 12.

NASCAR said the infractions fell under Section 12-1 of the NASCAR Rule Book: Actions detrimental to stock car racing, as well as Section 12-4.9: Behavioral penalty – involved in post-race incidents.

On the cool-down laps Saturday night, Deny Hamlin showed his displeasure with Keselowski by brake checking him MORE>>>

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