NASCAR Fines Buckshot Jones for Food City 250 Actions
27 August 1997
NASCAR OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE PENALTY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DAYTONA BEACH, Fl., (August26, 1997)--- NASCAR officials announced today that NASCAR Busch Series driver Roy "Buckshot" Jones has been fined $5,000 and penalized 50 NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Championship Points for his on-track actions during Friday's Food City 250 race at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The penalty was deemed in violation of Section 12, Rule 4, Article A in the NASCAR Busch Series, Grand National Division Rule Book: actions detrimental to auto racing. Jones also has been placed on probation until December 31,1997 and any similar, subsequent actions will result in a two (2) race suspension. - 30 - The 50 point penalty drops Buckshot to 6th (from 5th) in the Busch series points standings. Jone's adjusted points are 2741.