NASCAR fines Kurt Busch and others for Darlington incident

Crew members for Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Wix Filters Chevrolet, are involved in an incident after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 12, 2012 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Crew members for Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Wix Filters Chevrolet, are involved in an incident after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 12, 2012 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Kurt Busch’s anger has cost him again. Tuesday NASCAR fined Busch $50,000 and placed him on NASCAR probation until July 25 for his role in an altercation after last Saturday nights Southern 500.

Busch was involved in an on-track incident late in the race that swept up the Chevy driven by Ryan Newman. During a subsequent caution, Busch peeled out of his pits and through the pit stall of Newman.

After the race was over, the crews for Newman and Busch faced off in the pits. Busch bumped into the Chevy of Newman as they came to a stop. As the crews began to shove and shout at each other, Busch began yelling and had to be restrained. While the crews scuffled, a NASCAR official somehow ended up on the hood of a race car. MORE>>>

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