Penalty for Stenhouse Jr.: NASCAR Fines Driver for Altercation with Kyle Busch

NASCAR Fines Stenhouse Jr. (NASCAR)

The post-All-Star Race incident between Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Kyle Busch at North Wilkesboro Speedway has resulted in significant penalties from NASCAR. Stenhouse was fined $75,000, marking the largest fine ever handed down by NASCAR for fighting.

Additionally, his father, Ricky Stenhouse Sr., who was involved in the altercation, has been suspended indefinitely. Despite their altercation, Busch was not penalized for his actions during the race.

The incident began when Stenhouse and Busch tangled on the first lap, followed by Busch seemingly intentionally wrecking Stenhouse on the second lap. Stenhouse then parked his damaged car in Busch’s pit stall and engaged in a verbal exchange with Busch’s crew members.

Penalty for Stenhouse Jr. (NASCAR)

After the race, Stenhouse confronted Busch, resulting in a physical altercation between the two drivers. Stenhouse’s father also got involved, throwing punches at Busch.

In addition to the fines and suspension, NASCAR has also issued suspensions to Stenhouse’s mechanic Clint Myrick for eight races and engine tuner Keith Matthews for four races.

Stenhouse, during the altercation, vowed to retaliate by wrecking Busch in the upcoming Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch responded to this threat, indicating that he is prepared for whatever comes his way.

Richard Childress, Busch’s car owner, has expressed readiness to intervene if Stenhouse attempts to approach Busch’s car during the Coca-Cola 600.

With NASCAR likely monitoring the situation closely, the feud between Busch and Stenhouse is likely to draw attention during the upcoming race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, especially given its status as the longest Cup Series race on the schedule.