Richard Childress was fined $150,000 on Monday for assaulting Kyle Busch. Childress was also placed on probation through the end of the year. NASCAR found the 65-year old team owner solely at fault for the incident on Saturday at the Kansas Speedway. Childress supposedly walked up to Kyle Busch after the Truck race placing him in a headlock and proceeded to punch him several times.
In a statement, Childress accepts NASCAR’s penalty, but would not apologize for what he had done. “I’m responsible for my actions, plain and simple. I believe passionately in defending my race teams and my sponsor partners. In this instance, I let that passion and my emotions get the best of me.” Childress, dodged a suspension from NASCAR and now must stay away from Busch for the remainder of the year.