NASCAR levied a stiff fine on Jeff Gordon for intentionally wrecking Clint Bowyer and helping trigger a wild brawl among their crews Sunday in Phoenix, but Gordon was not suspended for the season's last race this weekend.
Gordon was fined $100,000 and docked 25 Sprint Cup Series championship points, although Gordon — a four-time champion — already had been eliminated from title contention.
Brad Keselowski has a 20-point lead over Jimmie Johnson heading into the season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway.
"I take responsibility for my actions on the race track," Gordon said in a statement. "I accept NASCAR's decision and look forward to ending the season on a high note at Homestead."
Brian Pattie, Bowyer's crew chief, was fined $25,000.
Gordon, retaliating for what he claimed were Bowyer's previous run-ins with him on the track, intentionally wrecked Bowyer's No. 15 Toyota after Bowyer hit Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet near the end of Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway.