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NASCAR Penalizes Harvick, Crew in Melee

September 8, 2003

Kevin Harvick was fined $35,000 and put on probation Monday, and two of his crew members were suspended for one race for their roles in the melee at Richmond International Raceway.

In all, NASCAR penalized Harvick and five members of his team, along with Pat Tryson, Ricky Rudd’s crew chief, for ``actions detrimental to stock car racing.″

Harvick was placed on probation until Dec. 31, while crew members Mike Scearce and Gene Pasquale were suspended until Sept. 17, meaning they will miss Sunday’s race in Loudon, N.H.

Harvick crew members Kirk Almquist and Ken Barber were each fined $2,500 and placed on probation until Dec. 31, and Tryson was fined $5,000 for their parts in the fight Saturday night in Richmond, Va.

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