LAS VEGAS, NV (Sports Network) – NASCAR placed driver/owner Robby Gordon on indefinite probation Saturday for an altercation he had with fellow competitor Kevin Conway in the garage area at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR said the incident took place after qualifying for the 400-mile Sprint Cup Series race concluded on Friday evening.
“[Gordon’s] actions were brought to our attention early [Friday] evening,” NASCAR spokesperson Kerry Tharp said. “We met this morning and reviewed the situation, and we have reacted accordingly. We will continue to look at this situation involving Robby Gordon.”
Tharp noted that NASCAR took “emergency action,” per its rule book. NASCAR did not take any immediate action against Conway.
Neither Gordon nor Conway did not comment on the situation, but Conway has reportedly filed a police report regarding the incident.
Gordon and Conway are currently involved in a financial dispute over their partnership last season. Conway, the 2010 Sprint Cup rookie of the year, drove for Gordon’s team in seven races, following his departure from Front Row Motorsports.
Gordon will start 38th in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. Conway competed in Saturday’s Nationwide race at Las Vegas. He is not in the Cup event.