The team has been penalized for violating Sections 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; throwing an object at a competitor’s race truck) and 9-4A: (The Crew Chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his/her Driver, Truck Owner and team members). The infractions occurred during the race on Saturday, Oct. 26.
As a result of these violations, crew chief Paul (Marcus) Richmond has been fined $10,000 and crew member Adam Brown has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR.
The penalties stem from an on-track incident during Saturday’s race between drivers Ty Dillon and Kevin Harvick. The incident continued later on pit road when Brown was seen throwing a large orange hammer at Harvick’s truck. Dillon and Harvick had harsh words for each other after the race, but neither driver was penalized by NASCAR.