NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition Scott Miller was with SiriusXM NASCAR Radio to discuss Kyle Busch’s wild behavior while driving to the garage following a wrecked which force him out of the 2021 Cook Out Southern 500.
The Joe Gibbs Racing man Kyle Busch will be fined $50,000 due to his actions after the wreck on Sunday night at Darlington Raceway..
According to NASCAR, Busch violated sections 12.1.a; 22.214.171.124.a; 12.8.a of the NASCAR rulebook.
Section 126.96.36.199.a of the rulebook reads: “Safety is a top priority for NASCAR and NEM. Therefore, any violations deemed to compromise the safety of an Event or otherwise pose a dangerous risk to the safety of competitors, officials, spectators, or others are treated with the highest degree of seriousness.”
While on his way to the garage area, Busch sped through a coned off pit wall exit toward the garage area. He mowed down a cone and almost hiting fans and crew members who were in that area at the time.
“We take the situation of safety, very seriously,” Miller stated.
“There are some internal discussions going on as we speak honestly on that very topic,” Miller admitted. “We haven’t exactly landed on and got everyone together that needs to get in the mix as of yet on that. But it was a situation that could have been bad. Fortunately, nobody got hit or anything like that. It all worked out.”
“But putting people in harm’s way for no reason is something that we take very seriously. So, we’re taking a hard look at it,” Miller explained.
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