Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 9/19/14

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 14: Kurt Busch, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 14, 2009 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Darlington is known as the "Track Too Tough to Tame."

On Saturday night, it certainly proved that and more for Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman, for both of whom late crashes ruined what had been fine runs up to that point.

The action didn't stop on the track, however, as Kurt Busch confrontationally drove to Newman's pit area after the race, instigating a fight between members of his pit crew and Newman's crew.

On Tuesday, NASCAR fined Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 51 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, $50,000 and placed him on NASCAR probation until July 25 for his actions during the May 12 race at Darlington Raceway.

Kurt Busch violated Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; reckless driving on pit road during the race; involved in an altercation with another competitor after the completion of the race) of the 2012 NASCAR Rule Book. Additionally, Craig Strickler, a crew member for the No. 51 team, has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for violating Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; interfering with a member of the broadcast media).

Tony Gibson, crew chief for the No. 39 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, has been placed on NASCAR probation until June 27 for violating Section 12-1 and Sections 12-4G and 9-4A (Crew chief assumes responsibility for the actions of his team members). Andrew Rueger, a crew member for the No. 39 team, has been fined $5,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until June 27 for violating Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing; failure to comply with a directive from a NASCAR official). Both of these violations occurred post-race.

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