NASCAR racer Kyle Busch is facing a hefty fine of $50,000 for an unsafe entry into the garage area at Darlington Raceway after crashing in NASCAR’s playoff opener on Sunday night.
Busch came into contact with Austin Dillon’s car which caused him to slam into the wall on lap 125 of the Southern 500. Busch pulled his damaged Toyota into the pit lane and made a left toward the garage area at what appeared to be an unsafe speed. He ran over some orange cones that had been placed there to force drivers to go wide which forced several track and team personnel to jump out of the way.
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After reviewing the incident, officials determined Busch had violated sections 12.1.a, 188.8.131.52.a and 12.8 of the rulebook, which covers the safety violation, actions detrimental to stock car racing, and the NASCAR member conduct guidelines, according to racer.com.
#NASCAR reiterates that Kyle Busch was NOT called to the hauler after driving back to the garage. NASCAR will review the matter this week.
— Dustin Long (@dustinlong) September 6, 2021
“It was a situation that could have been bad,” said NASCAR senior vice president of competition Scott Miller on Tuesday morning on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. “Fortunately, nobody got hit or anything like that. It all worked out, but putting people in harm’s way for no reason is something we take seriously.”
Take a look at a video of the incident below.