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Kurt Busch fined, placed on probation

Updated: May 16, 2012, 5:21 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kurt Busch was fined $50,000 and placed on probation until July 25 for his actions during and after Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.

NASCAR announced Tuesday that Busch received the penalties for reckless driving on pit road late in the race -- he sped through Ryan Newman's pit stall and came close to hitting several crew members -- and for bumping Newman's car on pit road after the race.

Busch's Phoenix Racing crew member Craig Strickler ...

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