On Sunday round 125 Cook the South 500 To Darlington Circuit, Kyle busch destroyed with Austin dillon. Rather than head to the pit lane to assess the damage, Busch opted to go straight to the garage and withdraw from the race. Heading towards the infield at high speed, he knocked over orange cones and forced passersby to step aside.
While certainly speeding up his trip to the garage, NASCAR was less than happy with the glaring security concerns created by its early release. The only entry on Tuesday’s penalty report indicated that Busch had been fined $ 50,000 for the act. Specifically, Busch violated sections 12.1.a, 184.108.40.206.a and 12.8.a of the regulations, which deal with staff conduct and actions detrimental to stock car racing.
Busch was officially classified in thirty-fifth after his retirement. He was one of seven dropouts, all except one for accident damage (Erik Jones left with an engine failure).
He did not blame Dillon for the sinking and commented in an interview with NBCSN that “We were running like shit and we got destroyed so that’s what you get when you run like shit. […]
“I don’t know what our problem is. Every time we go to the sim, a new sim, and think we have a good sim session, we go to the race track and we suck. I’m done with this.
The issue was addressed by NASCAR’s senior vice president of competition. Scott Miller speaking with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Tuesday morning, who described it as “A situation that could have been bad. Fortunately, no one was hit or anything like that. Everything went well, but putting people in danger for no reason is something we take seriously.
Although he entered the playoffs as the fourth seed, the arrival dropped him ten spots to fourteenth in points. Despite such a fall, he is a six-time winner on the upcoming track Richmond Racing Circuit, and he has eight wins in the knockout round Bristol Motor Circuit.