NASCAR Fight: Marcos Ambrose, Casey Mears Fined, on Probation

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 01:13 PM

By Ken Mandel

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A fight between NASCAR drivers Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears in the Richmond International Raceway garage has led to fines and probation for both.

Both racers are on probation through May 28, and mbrose was fined $25,000 for punching Mears in the face, while Mears received a $15,000 fine, according to The Associated Press.

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The drivers were hit with a "behavioral penalty" for being "involved in an altercation in the garage area after the race."

Mears confronted Ambrose after Saturday's race about something that occurred on the track, according to Auto Week. After being pushed, Ambrose reportedly punched Mears, and the drivers had to be separated.

Ambrose finished the race in 18th place, while Mears finished 19th.

Ambrose's owners, Richard Petty Motorsports, issued a statement saying that Ambrose would not appeal the penalty.

"Marcos Ambrose accepts the penalties levied by NASCAR after his actions at Richmond International Raceway," the statement said.



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