NASCAR dropped the hammer so to speak, on a member of the Richard Childress Racing crew for who threw a hammer at driver Kevin Harvick’s truck during a race at Martinsville Speedway, reports the AP via ESPN.
Crew member Adam Brown was suspended Thursday for “throwing an object at a competitor’s race truck.” Crew chief Paul (Marcus) Richmond was fined $10,000 because he assumes responsibility for the entire team. Both work on Ty Dillon’s truck for RCR.
Per the AP: ‘Dillon spun Harvick late in Saturday’s race as both were racing for position. Harvick hit Dillon’s truck under caution, then drove into Dillon’s pit stall as he returned to pit road. Brown then threw the hammer at the truck.
Harvick is leaving RCR at the end of the year after 13 seasons to join Stewart-Haas Racing. He said after the race his departure was because team owner Childress was too focused on the development of grandsons Austin and Ty Dillon, whom he claimed were undeserving of their advancement in the organization.