NASCAR & Auto Racing

NASCAR issues penalties for Truck skirmish

Truck Series driver David Starr was fined $10,000, three crew members were suspended for one race and crew members from three teams were fined by NASCAR Wednesday for a pit road altercation Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Starr, driver of the No. 11 truck, and Todd Bodine, driving the No. 30, got into a bumping incident coming off the track as the race ended. Earlier, Bodine had spun after contact from Starr. David Reuitmann, driving the No. 9 truck as a teammate to Bodine for Germain Racing, had also spun after contact with Starr during the event.

The bumping between Starr and Bodine led to the confrontation on pit road, with NASCAR officials having to separate the respective parties.

Mike Hillman Jr., Bodine’s crew chief, was fined $2,500 and suspended until Sept. 24. Mark Hillman, a member of Bodine's crew, and William Divel, a member of Starr's crew, also were suspended until Sept. 24 and each was fined $1,500.

Richard Gay, Starr's crew chief, and Jason Overstreet, Reutimann's crew chief, were fined $1,000 each.

All of those, plus crew members Brandon Hopkins of Bodine's team and Tony Jilson of Reutimann's team, were placed on probation until Dec. 31. In fact, NASCAR notified the owners of all three teams that their teams are on probation until Dec. 31.