Danica Patrick and Kyle Busch fined after Auto Club races

From The Marbles

The penalties are here. The penalties are here.

NASCAR finally announced the penalties from Saturday and Sunday's races at Auto Club Speedway and Danica Patrick and Kyle Busch each were fined for what they did over the weekend.

Patrick was fined $20,000 for coming towards the track to gesture towards Kasey Kahne after she crashed following contact with Kahne. Drivers are not allowed to go near the apron or racing surface following an incident and Patrick walked on to the apron. The rule was instituted after the fatal accident involving Kevin Ward Jr. and Tony Stewart at a dirt track in New York.

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Patrick was also put on probation for four races.

Busch was fined $10,000 for not going to the media center after the Xfinity Series race on Saturday. Busch was livid that NASCAR did not throw a caution on the final lap when he blew a tire while leading the race. Had NASCAR thrown a caution, Busch would have won the race. Instead, he was passed by Austin Dillon exiting turn 4.

Busch had heatedly made a reference to NASCAR fixing races on his radio. He was also put on probation for four races. He said Sunday night that by not doing interviews he saved himself from a larger fine. 

Cole Pearn, Martin Truex's crew chief, was not penalized for his tweet regarding Joey Logano's appearance following the race. Pearn apologized for the tweet, which has since been deleted. Logano got into Truex during the race and Truex hit the wall. Truex finished 32nd and Logano took responsibility for the wreck afterwards.

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Nick Bromberg is the editor of From The Marbles on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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