NASCAR: Outburst to cost Stewart
INDIANAPOLIS ó Tony Stewart was fined $10,000 Monday for what the U.S. Auto Club deemed unsportsmanlike conduct during a midget race last week at OíReilly Raceway Park.
Tony Stewart Racing also was placed on probation for the remainder of the USAC season.
Stewart reportedly knocked a radio headset off the head of one USAC official and shoved another following a ruling Thursday involving Stewartís car, driven by Tracy Hines.
Hines scraped the wall and pitted for a tire change, but his car was not deemed ready to re-enter the race in time to rejoin the field for the restart.
iWhile we respect the passion of our teams in the spirit of competition, we regret this incident occurred and are dedicated to averting a recurrence in the future,î Jason Smith, vice president of racing operations for USAC, said in a statement.
The statement also included an apology by Stewart.