NASCAR has fined Rusty Wallace $10,000 for his role in an incident at the conclusion of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race held Oct. 24 at Martinsville Speedway
Wallace, driver of the No. 2 Dodge for Penske Racing South, was penalized for violating Section 12-4-A (Actions detrimental to stock car racing) of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Rule Book when he made deliberate contact with the car of Ryan Newman as the field returned to pit lane following the conclusion of the race.
Penske Racing South teammates Ryan Newman and Wallace traded bumps while
battling for second place, which sent Wallace to the outside lane, on Lap 494 of
500 of last Sunday's Subway 500.
After the "cool down" lap, Newman, who finished third, drove onto pit road where
the top-five cars are required to stop. Wallace followed Newman down and
appeared to hit the rear of Newman's No. 12 Dodge.