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Newz Forum: AUTO: NASCAR: Rookie Kyle Busch fined $100 after skirmish in Las Vegas

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posted on Aug, 18 2004 @ 04:22 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - NASCAR Busch Series rookie Kyle Busch has been fined $100 by Las Vegas Motor Speedway for confronting a driver after a Legend Cars Pro/Master feature race last weekend.

Busch, a 19-year-old Las Vegas native, was racing in his hometown during an off week for the Busch Series. After leaving the race early with mechanical problems, Busch reportedly waited for race winner and former rival Spencer Clark, 17, to arrive in the post-race inspection area. Busch leaned into the car to confront Clark, but it's unclear whether he tried to punch Clark.
Busch was quickly escorted away by track security.

According to a speedway statement Tuesday, Busch was fined for "conduct and actions detrimental to the betterment of the sport." Clark was not fined.

Busch has won four Busch Series races for Hendricks Motorsports this year and is second in the standings. He also has raced on a limited basis in NASCAR's Nextel Cup series.

A Hendricks team official would not allow Busch to comment on the incident.

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