NASCAR announced on Thursday that it has issued penalties to the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series following the Oct. 26 race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
Crew chief Paul Marcus Richmond has been fined $10,000 and crew member Adam Brown has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR competition after throwing a hammer at the No. 14 NTS Motorsports Chevrolet, raced by Kevin Harvick at Martinsville.
After Dillon (3) and Harvick made contact on the race track, tempers flared between the two drivers and on pit road. During the caution that followed, Harvick stopped his truck in Dillon's pit stall and it was then that Brown threw a hammer at Harvick's truck.
In its penalty announcement NASCAR cited sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing; throwing an object at a competitor's race truck) and 9-4A (crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his/her driver, truck owner and team members).
Neither driver was penalized for his comments or actions.