ARCA hands out three penalties after Michigan; Slur lands suspension

Venturini Motorsports handed three penalties; Drama continued after Michigan crash

Last weekend, the ARCA Menards Series took the green at Michigan International Speedway. It was the first of two races on the weekend for the stock car racing series.

Drew Dollar and Thad Moffitt got into each other on lap 1 of the race. Laps later, Moffitt retaliated, new totaling the car for Drew Dollar.

As Dollar spun across the track, Tim Richmond was collected. Richmond broke his leg in the crash and he expects that his season has come to an early end.

Related: Racing driver suffers broken leg following retaliation at Michigan (Video)

ARCA Penalty Report
Michigan International Speedway

On Thursday, series officials announced three members to the Venturini Motorsports team:

ARCA crew member Kevin Reed Sr. has been fined $500 and placed on probation for the remainder of the 2021 season. He was found in violation of section 12-8.1.

Kevin Reed Jr has been fined $1,500. He’s also been suspended from competition. He was also found in violation of section 12-8.1.

“Based on violation of 2021 ARCA Rulebook Section 12-8.1, which references ARCA Member Conduct Guidelines including public statement and/or communication that criticizes, ridicules or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age or handicapping condition.”

Additionally, ARCA driver Drew Dollar was fined $1,000 after the race.

“Based on non-compliant activities in the garage area during the ARCA Menards Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Friday, Aug. 20, driver Drew Dollar has been fined $1,000 for violation of 2021 ARCA Rulebook Section 12-8, which references ARCA Member Conduct Guidelines.”

The fines total $3,000 for the Venturini stable.


ARCA was somewhat vague in what caused the penalties.

After the race, the two ARCA teams found themselves at the Airport together. That’s according to comments on social media.

DGR Crosley fields the entry for Thad Moffitt.

Ryan Hines, a DGR employee tweeted, “Man, it’s just really, really cool to hear Kevin Reed yell gay slurs across the airport parking lot. I don’t give a damn how mad you are, don’t be that low.”

Related: ARCA race results from August 20, 2021 (Michigan)


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