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Kurt Busch fined and placed on probation, Tony Gibson receives probation, crew members fined as well.

Following the dustup on pit lane after the Bojangles Southern 500 Kurt Busch has been fined $50,000 and placed on probation until July 25th. Busch was fined for violating Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; reckless driving on pit road during the race; involved in an altercation with another competitor after the completion of the race) of the 2012 NASCAR Rule Book.

Busch’s crew member, Craig Strickler, has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for violating Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; interfering with a member of the broadcast media).

Tony Gibson, Ryan Newman’s crew chief, has also been placed on probation until June 27th due to the actions of one of his crew members. Gibson was cited for violating Section 12-1 and Sections 12-4G and 9-4A (Crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his team members). Andrew Rueger, the gas man on the No. 39 car, has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation until June 27th as well. Rueger, like the others, was in violation of Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; failure to comply with a directive from a NASCAR official).

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