The No.3 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team of Richard Childress Racing have just received a blow from NASCAR following its actions at Martinsville Speedway.
On Thursday, NASCAR issued penalties towards the No.3 team of Ty Dillon for violations towards the NASCAR rulebook following an altercation with Kevin Harvick in last Saturday’s trucks race. Crew member Adam Brown has been indefinitely suspended for throwing an object towards a competitor’s race truck. Crew chief Paul Marcus has been fined $10,000 as he assumes the responsibility for the incident.
At Martinsville, some on-track contact led to short-track tensions between Dillon and Harvick. Harvick later stopped in Dillon’s pit stall, which led a hammer being thrown at Harvick’s truck. Tension on the track got so intense that it led to both drivers having some strong words about each other in post-race interviews. Harvick even made remarks about the Dillon brothers Austin and Ty, and his exit from RCR after this season.
With Harvick leaving RCR at the completion of the 2013 season to join Stewart-Haas Racing, last Saturday’s race made what could have been a nice end to an era into an awkward one. As for the No.3 team, only three races remain in their season, and the team may have caught a break with just those penalties that were handed down by NASCAR. Had points been, deducted it could have possibly ended their season on a sour note.