Townley, Gallagher Fined by NASCAR for Fight

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NASCAR announced fines on Wednesday for both John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher following their fight at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Townley was given a $15,000 fine, while Gallagher got $12,500. Both drivers have also been placed on probation till the end of the season.

John Wes Townley and Spencer Gallagher got together on the track, resulting in both trucks crashing in the corner with two laps in the Drivin’ For Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park. After climbing from their trucks, the pair engaged in a fight on the racing surface.

Gallagher released an apology earlier in the week for his actions during the scuffle.

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Joining mid-2013 season, Ashley McCubbin is now the Managing Editor and contributes to each racing division as needed. Since studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber, Ashley has published articles on a couple of different websites, while serving as a public relations representative for different short track teams. Born in North York, Ontario, Ashley currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area. She has spent her entire life at the short track level, falling in love with the sport at the age of five. Beyond her love of short track racing, she also has grown an interest for both NASCAR and the IndyCar Racing Series. She also enjoys taking photos and working on websites, while playing a couple rounds of Candy Crush afterwards.