JR Motorsports also docked 30 owner points.
NASCAR cited Section 4.4.C of the Xfinity rulebook which states that a competitor can lose 25-50 points from a driver and team owner and/or be fined $25,000 to $50,000 for intentionally destroying another vehicle. NASCAR also cited Section 4.4.E of the Xfinity rulebook which states that actions harmful to NASCAR can be penalized.
Gragson’s actions caused 13 car crashes that ended the race for seven cars.
Gregson remains fourth in the season standings after the penalty kick. He is now five points ahead of his JR Motorsports teammate Josh Perry in order.
“I got it wrong” to smash Karam, Gregson said Wednesday morning on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s On Track.
“What I would have done differently was try to keep my nerves and aggression, keep that in check and try to stay calm and calm and excited,” Gregson said. “There’s a bigger picture than getting revenge or getting Sage back a few times he did with us. We have a bigger picture to chase after her.
“I made a mistake and I hope I don’t make that mistake again. I will try everything I can to not make that mistake again and that comes from learning from the situation and trying to be better in the future.
“There’s really nothing I can do about the consequences of that now but try not to let this happen again.”
Gergeson smashed Karam in retaliation for Karam’s call. Gregson immediately sent Karam’s car out of its tracks. Karam’s car kicked dirt and dust, causing the other cars to crash into each other.
“Unfortunately, he let his emotions take over the best of him today,” Karam told NBC Sports’ Kim Kwon on Saturday. “I’ve seen it with him. He’s just walking around like a huge guy on campus here and everything, and then doing stuff like that. He’s just not a role model.”
NASCAR did not penalize Gregson during the race. Series I spoke to him after the race.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. “My message to Noah is that he needs to get that out of his toolbox… he can’t intentionally turn into men immediately,” “The Morning Drive” said Wednesday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that he spoke to Gragson this week.
Earnhardt also said Gregson’s actions “obviously crossed the line. You never want to see that happen on a racetrack between anyone.”