Jeff Gordon Fined $100,000 for Wreck

6:01 PM, Nov 12, 2012   |    comments
AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 11: Police break up fights in the garage area after an on-track incident with Clint Bowyer (not pictured), driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, and Jeff Gordon (not pictured), driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2012 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images)
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Four-Time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon has been fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer at Phoenix International Raceway.

Gordon was also placed on probation Monday through Dec. 31. But he avoided suspension for his actions in Sunday's race, which triggered a fight in the garage area between his crew and Bowyer's crew.

Team owner Rick Hendrick was also docked 25 car owner points, and crew chief Alan Gustafson was placed on probation through the end of the year.

Bowyer crew chief Brian Pattie was fined $25,000 and placed on probation through the end of the year.

Brad Keselowski was fined $25,000 and placed on probation for having an electronic device inside the car - presumably the phone he used to tweet during a red flag period.


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