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Kyle Busch Fined $50,000 for Safety Violation at Darlington

Kyle Busch has been fined $50,000 for a safety violation while entering the garage area following a wreck during last weekend’s Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR announced Sept. 7.

After being involved in an incident with Austin Dillon that ended with the Toyota driver hitting the inside wall and taking heavy damage on lap 125, Busch drove back to the garage area. While doing so, he ran over several orange cones and turned into the garage area at a high speed.

“It was a situation that could have been bad. Fortunately nobody got hit or anything like that,” NASCAR svp of competition Scott Miller said on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio. “It all worked out, but putting people in harm’s way for no reason is something we take seriously.”


The fine comes from a safety violation, actions detrimental to stock car racing and violating the NASCAR member conduct guidelines.

No points penalty was announced for the playoff-contending No. 18 team.

Busch has not made a public statement regarding the fine on social media at this time.

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Dalton Hopkins began writing for Frontstretch in April 2021 after a staff writing position with IMSA. A race fan since he was three years old, he began freelance writing in 2018 and graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2019. Simultaneously, he also serves as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.

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Kyle should be docked points and sit out at least one race.

Bill B

Agree with there being a points penalty but not with a suspension. I didn’t think it was that over the line.


He shouldn’t get any points, he missed them all. Orange cones don’t count.

Carl D,

At least one traffic cone lost his life due to Rowdy’s road rage. Kyle Busch is an ass. #ConeLivesMatter.

Mike O.

It is the same thing week after week with him. Money isn’t the answer. He should be suspended and not allowed to race. If it happens again, make the suspension longer. Three strikes and boot the whiney brat out.


I’m not a Kyle B fan, but I don’t think he did anything wrong. I’ve watched the video a number of times, it didn’t appear that he was going “too fast for conditions”. And I thought that spectators weren’t allowed in the pits. “FREE KB”


He almost took out a crew member wheeling tires. The people were allowed to be in the pits for a reason and shouidn’t have to watch out for a pissed off driver.


Kyle is a child in a man’s body.

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