Gordon Receives Fine, Probation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

For refusing to give up his second-place standing and drop back to 13th in a race on Saturday, driver Robby Gordon has been fined $35,000 and put on probation for the rest of the year.

Gordon protested a NASCAR ruling during the closing laps of a Busch Series race in Montreal and refused to give up his position. He was immediately disqualified but stayed in the race and spun leader Marcos Ambrose. He was ordered off the track, but refused and completed the final two laps and celebrated as if he were the winner by pumping his fist in the air and doing burnouts.

NASCAR says Gordon will be suspended indefinitely if he disrupts another event this season or if his actions are inappropriate.

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