Racers duke it out Friday

The day Las Vegas Motor Speedway retired the boxing-style championship belt it has given to its NASCAR Sprint Cup winners the past nine years, a fight broke out at the track.

Veteran Robby Gordon was placed on indefinite suspension by NASCAR Friday night after he allegedly got into a physical confrontation with Nationwide Series driver Kevin Conway, who drove for Gordon’s team in six races at the end of last year.

Conway was not punished by NASCAR.

Gordon will be permitted to race this weekend and practiced Saturday morning for Sunday’s Cup race. Conway will start Saturday’s Nationwide Race in the 42nd spot driving for NEMCO Motorsports.

The rumored scuffle was started by Gordon over what he claims to be $690,000 in sponsorship money owed to him by Conway. Conway claims Gordon owes him about $27,000. Each has filed lawsuits.

According to Bob Pockrass of scenedaily.com, Conway filed a police report over the Friday incident.

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