NASCAR issues penalties for Ty Gibbs, 23XI Racing

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NASCAR issued a penalty to T. Gibbs after the Texas race.

Ty Gibbs made the decision at Texas Motor Speedway to close the Ty Dillon door on pit road with officials and pit crew members in the vicinity. Now NASCAR has responded by issuing penalties to him and 23XI Racing.

The Sanctions Authority announced the news on September 27 with the penalty report. Gibbs received a $75,000 fine for his actions. It is ineligible for Cup Series points, so NASCAR 23XI Racing docked 25 owner points. This will drop the #23 Toyota Camry without the #31 Chevrolet Camaro of College Racing in the standings.

According to the penalty report, Gibbs’ actions were in violation of Sections 4.3.A and 4.4.C of the NASCAR Rulebook: NASCAR Member Code of Conduct. The notes also listed “retaliatory vehicle contact on the crater road with close crew/responsible personnel.”
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“Second offense” refers to another situation

Ty Gibbs

GTTy Gibbs received a different fine after a race at Martinsville Speedway.

There were questions about the phrase “second offense” once the sentence report became public. NASCAR has since confirmed that this verbiage indicates an earlier incident involving Gibbs.

The accident occurred at Martinsville Speedway. Gibbs made contact with the No. 1 Chevrolet to Sam Mayer in the pits after racing the Xfinity Series. Then he and the JR Motorsports driver got involved in a post-race battle. These actions led to NASCAR fining Gibbs $15,000. The contact with Dillon was then his second accident on a pit road.

“It’s definitely not a situation that we like or want to deal with next,” Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice president of competition, told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio in April. “One thing about our sport, I think one of the things that I think is attractive about it is that it’s full of emotion, and the adrenaline is high, the passion is high.

“A lot of things happened there at the end of the race and some feathers got knocked out. The one thing we’ve definitely been adamant about in the past is not bumping into people after the race is over – especially not running in cars on a pit road when there are spectators around.”


Gibbs addressed the situation on September 27

Ty Gibbs

GTT. Gibbs released a statement about the incident.

After the race at Texas Motor Speedway, there were many public comments about the connection between Gibbs and Dillon, none of which came from the drivers. This situation changed after NASCAR released its penalty report.

“I want to apologize for what happened on the pit road during the race on Sunday,” Gibbs tweeted on September 27. “I should have a better understanding of the situation and my surroundings. I am grateful that no one was injured and we will learn from it.”

“I talked to Ty Gibbs a lot today, and he’s not very happy about this whole situation,” Trevor Payne said during the September 26 episode of “NASCAR Race Hub.” “The first is Ty Dillon getting into it and the second is how he reacted.”

Payne continued, saying that Dillon and Gibbs had talked about the incident and had apologized. He said this would be “water under the bridge” for drivers. Although, he noted, Gibbs reacting this way would be another growing pain for him.

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