Richmond ‘Bubba’ gets jail time

James Dennis, the true definition of a NASCAR Bubba, sits atop the Richmond fence

James Dennis, the NASCAR 'Bubba' who climbed the fence near the end of the Richmond race in September, has been sentenced to jail according to information released today by the Henrico County, Virginia General District Court. The incident while wildly dangerous, ended up being one of the main talking points as the race itself was quite boring. Richmond was supposed to provide action on the track that night but it was unable to do so in what was the final race before the start of the 2014 chase.

Mr. Dennis plead not guilty to one count of disorderly conduct and guilty to one count of being drunk in public. He was found guilty on both counts, and sentenced to 12 months in jail, with 11 of those months suspended. The suspended sentence means Mr. Dennis will actually only serve one month in jail. Mr. Dennis was also fined a total of $200.00 and ordered to pay total court costs of $266.00.

I am deeply in regret of what I did. I want to apologize to everyone. It was just stupid," Dennis told WTVR-Richmond after appearing in court the Monday after the Saturday night race. "I got hung up in the moment. Cool race. I guess we never grow up."

Mr. Dennis was apparently celebrating a recent birthday while attending the race.

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