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Altercation at LVMS lands Gordon on probation

March 05, 2011, David Caraviello, NASCAR.com

LAS VEGAS -- NASCAR has placed Robby Gordon on indefinite probation after he and Kevin Conway were involved in an altercation in the Sprint Cup garage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday evening.

"We met about it this morning, reviewed the situation, and have reacted accordingly, and will continue to look at this situation."

--KERRY THARP

Series spokesman Kerry Tharp said the rule book allows NASCAR to take emergency action in such situations, and that Gordon would still be allowed to compete. The driver is entered in his No. 7 car this weekend, and will start 38th in Sunday's race.

"His actions were brought to our attention early [Friday] evening," Tharp said Saturday. "We met about it this morning, reviewed the situation, and have reacted accordingly, and will continue to look at this situation."

Conway declined to discuss the matter, but said he filed a police report Friday evening.

"I'm sending you back to NASCAR, or to the Las Vegas police," Conway said. "That's all I can say about right now."

Las Vegas police Officer Barbara Morgan told The Associated Press on Saturday that Conway filed a misdemeanor battery complaint after the quarrel that occurred about 5 p.m.

Morgan said police did not witness the exchange and no arrest was made, and no summons issued. She said police will interview any possible witnesses and turn the investigation over to the Clark County district attorney in Las Vegas for a decision on whether charges will be filed.

Morgan said she did not know how long the process will take.

Conway competed in seven Cup races in 2010 for Gordon and the two are currently involved in lawsuits as a result of that relationship. Conway, who was not placed on probation, was scheduled to start Saturday's Nationwide race in a No. 97 car owned by Joe Nemechek.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.