On a weekend in Martinsville where the biggest story should have been the number of the famous hot dogs were sold and that the Hot Dog Stand actually sold out of the famous $2 treat; the lead story was a dust up between Xfinity Series drivers Ty Gibbs and Sam Mayer after the race on Friday night.

Prior to the trading of punches, Gibbs hit Mayer on pit road.  NASCAR has fined the 19 year old Gibbs $15,000 for the infraction that is a violation of the NASCAR rule book under Member conduct.

On the way to his win at Richmond the previous week, Gibbs bumped another team mate out of the way for the win.  At Martinsville, Gibbs was bumped in the same fashion allowing Brandon Jones to take the win and give the $100,000 Dash-4-Cash prize to AJ Allmendinger.  Gibbs took exception to being bumped and showed his displeasure on the cool down lap and onto pit road.

During the race, NASCAR officials “invited” Gibbs to the NASCAR hauler after some question over how Gibbs restarted the race.  After Gibbs and Mayer were separated after the race, both drivers were called to the hauler for a “meaningful conversation”.

In addition to his fine, the number 54 Joe Gibbs Racing car driven by Ty Gibbs was found to have a single lug nut improperly secured; as a result, crew chief Chris Gayle has been fined $5,000.

Richard Childress Racing’s number two car driven by Sheldon Creed was charged with a ballast violation during the Thursday practice session.  AS a result of the infraction, crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz, car chief Kris McCabe, and engineer Sam Bowers were all suspended for the next four Xfinity Series races.

There were no penalties issued for the Camping World Truck or Cup Series; however, NASCAR has taken two cars from the Cup Series – the number 10 car driven by Aric Almirola and the number 43 car driven by Erik Jones – to their R&D Center for further inspection.