Throwing helmet at Gordon costs $15K, 25 points

Updated: September 25, 2007, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tony Raines was fined $15,000 and docked 25 Busch Series points on Tuesday for throwing his helmet at Robby Gordon.

Raines was angry at Gordon after Gordon knocked him out of Saturday's race at Dover International Raceway, and he waited on the track for Gordon to pass by under caution. He then hurled his helmet at Gordon.

NASCAR penalized Raines for entering the race track surface without authorization and throwing his helmet at a competitor's car. In addition, car owner DeLana Harvick was docked 25 owner points.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press