John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher Handed Fight Penalties for Actions At Gateway Motorsports Park
NASCAR penalized drivers John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher on Wednesday for their roles in an incident in Saturday night’s Camping World Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park.
After a review of the on-track altercation and ensuing physical quarrel in the Drivin for Linemen 200, competition officials fined Townley $15,000 and assessed Gallagher a $12,500 fine. Both of the drivers have been placed on probation until Dec. 31.
The two drivers collided in the 145 of 200 laps Saturday night, with Gallagher’s GMS Racing No. 23 Chevrolet sending Townley’s No. 05 Athenian Motorsports Chevy for a spin in Turn 1. The two made contact again 10 laps later in the same turn, leaving both trucks with heavy damage after impact with the outside retaining wall.