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.
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