NASCAR officials handed out a stack of fines and penalties following Sunday's race in Phoenix. Jeff Gordon suffered the brunt of that wrath with a $100,000 fine and the loss of 25 points in the Sprint Cup Championship for his involvement in a crash that doused Clint Bowyer's chances of taking a points lead. Gordon was also put on probation through the end of the year.

Following the crash, Bowyer's pit crew ran to Gordon's area of the garage where the driver was climbing from his car. One of the crew members grabbed Gordon from behind, and a brawl ensued as Gordon's pit team jumped in to defend their driver. Gordon was then escorted to his trailer.

Not wanting to be left out, Bowyer ran to the Dupont truck only to be held back by NASCAR officials. Bowyer's crew chief, Brian Pattie, was penalized $25,000, while points leader Brad Keselowski saw himself fined for $25,000 and put on probation through December 31 for having a cell phone in the vehicle with him. TV cameras spotted the phone while Keselowski sat waiting for a red flag to lift. Check the video below for another look at the brawl and the crash.



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      bullitt2605
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gordon cut to low the back end came loose.... much ado about nothing.
      frank1946
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thought Gordon was only kicking back.................looked like he lost control coming back up the lower part of the track ? Media didn't seem to run the best camera angle. Jeff is out, time to watch Tennis.
      jonmarmul
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just got a kick out of the whole situation even if Gordon, Bowyer, and Keselowski didn't think it was funny for obvious reasons.
      thelazer24racers
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man I think Jeff did the right thing. Bowyer has taken advantage of gordon this year. Im not talking about the wreck earlier in the season at martinsville that wasnt Bowyers fault but everywhere else when Jeff had a problem it was usually with Clint Bowyer. People think he should have thought it through, well he did he had 3 laps to think it through, and to those people who look back at the Kyle Busch accident, this is totally not the same, Kyle Busch was suspended for wrecking someone under caution not during the green, and to the other person who said that he could have killed somebody. REALLY I mean these guys get t-boned at the superspeedways at 200 mph and there ok and you tink that a 100 mph into the wall is going to hurt someone well arn't you dumb
      FSLIV
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know I'm wrong for this but was that a Black crew member. First Obama, then Moneypenny and now this. Not a good week for Republicans!!!! LMFAO
        ThinkAboutIt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FSLIV
        Dude. Welcome to the 21st century. There are even winning black race drivers. In fact, on Sunday, the NHRA crowned a black CHAMPION Top Fuel racer. Your trolling is bush league. Get over it. Performance-based businesses look for the best talent they can find. Race, as in ethnicity, doesn't enter into it -- in spite of what your pseudo-liberal rant intimates. Racing, as in Go Fast or Go Home, absolutely does.
          FSLIV
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ThinkAboutIt
          I was being sarcastic BC it was NASCAR.
      CrispyBunny
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not saying that Nascar drivers are at all stupid but whats the chances Brad had his mobile phone in the car with him so he could follow the GPS navigation on it? In 8 seconds turn left In 8 Seconds turn left In 7 seconds turn left (his fast lap) In 8 seconds turn left LMAO
      XT6Wagon
      • 2 Years Ago
      way to go Nascar, hand out a meaningless penalty for wrecking someone with cold intent. Without even a 1 race ban its say "go ahead, wreck anyone you want, any time you want"
      MotorworldHype
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think everyone is missing the point. Why the hell would they fine Brad Keselowski for having a cell phone when I cell phone (and a twitter account) is what helped NASCAR get so much buzz the night they did their prime time race and the fire broke out? Some twitter pictures from the drivers POV of that fight would have been amazing. Also what about the fine amount $25k just for a cell phone? WTF! Over kill much?
        Myself
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotorworldHype
        It's rule so stick to it. Breake it, face fine.
        iBurke
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MotorworldHype
        Yeah, NASCAR monitors all communications from the car. But I distinctly remember him doing the same thing at the Daytona 500 this year when the freak Jet-Drying Truck turned fireball red flag occurred... They didn't seem to mind it then.
      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nascar has gone to SH!! the past few years. I don't understand why it is still so popular.
        Jim Lowe
        • 2 Years Ago
        @budwsr25
        NASCAR is where the money is, at least in the US. I was a big NASCAR fan until I discovered other forms of racing. The first time I watched Rally Racing, I was blow away Going that fast, on a blind race track, inches from trees and cliffs. What a shame that it doesn't get the same media coverage NASCAR gets. Even if NASCAR is the most challenging series because of the lack of technological assistance that other series seem to have, it is far from the most interesting series.
          dcn2112
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jim Lowe
          It is DEFINITELY NOT the most challenging....
      Rob Cook
      • 2 Years Ago
      Using your car as a weapon does not a $25K fine justify. Gordon needs to be suspended for the rest of the season if not have his license revoked. I don't care how pi$$ed you are, you could have killed someone. If this were off the track and in the real world I wouldn't doubt that attempted manslaughter could be levied against Gordon. Idiots the lot of them.
      xspeedy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm sure alcohol was involved.
      Andrew Ian Dodge
      • 2 Years Ago
      Total BS, of course, and I bet Kyle Busch is livid. For a similar stunt (that took no other car out but his target) last year he was parked in all NASCAR series for Homestead. Consistency in enforcement ain't NASCAR's strong point.
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