Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 58° Partly Cloudy
Sports

Nascar Fines Bodine For Series Of Run-Ins With Spencer

Compiled From Wire Services

NASCAR officials announced Tuesday driver Geoff Bodine has been fined for his actions during Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

NASCAR fined Bodine $10,000 for “on-track actions and comments made during a post-incident interview,” officials said.

Officials ruled the incidents “actions detrimental to automobile racing.”

In the race, Bodine and Jimmy Spencer had three confrontations. The first was as both battled for position on lap 422.

“Spencer just ran into me,” Bodine said Sunday. “That was stupid. He’s a jerk.”

Then, during the ensuing caution period, Bodine drove up alongside Spencer and banged into him.

Fourteen laps later, Spencer tried to pass Bodine on the outside as they entered the frontstretch. Bodine appeared to drift up into Spencer, setting off a multi-car wreck.

Bodine, who wrecked and did not finish, placed 33rd. Spencer finished 15th.

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the sports newsletter

Get the day’s top sports headlines and breaking news delivered to your inbox by subscribing here.


American families feeling the pinch of COVID-19 pandemic

The COUNTRY Financial Security Index asked about 1,330 adult Americans in different income brackets a variety of questions, including how their finances are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Courtesy COUNTRY Financial)
Sponsored

The year 2020 hasn’t been the most forgiving year for families and their pocketbooks.