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NASCAR: Richard Childress Fined $150,000, Placed on Probation Until 2012

NASCAR handed down one of its stiffest penalties to date as the sanctioning body slapped team owner Richard Childress today with a hefty $150,000 fine and probation through the end of 2011.The penalty comes as the result of an altercation between Childress and fellow Camping World Truck Series owner Kyle Busch following Saturday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 250 at Kansas Speedway.Childress issued the following statement after being notified of the sanctions:"First of all, I'm responsible for my actions, plain and simple. As you know, I am a very principled person and have a passion for what we do at Richard Childress Racing.I believe passionately in defending my race teams and my sponsor partners. In this instance, I let that passion and my emotio...

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