The guy who threw down NASCAR superstar Denny Hamlin during a brawl with Joey Logano on Sunday was just suspended 1 race by the league … officials announced Monday.
If ya missed it … Hamlin and Logano really got into it at Martinsville Speedway over the weekend — carrying some on-track drama onto pit road.
The two stars were discussing their in-race driving … when all of a sudden Logano gave a hard shove to Hamlin’s shoulder.
That’s when Denny went after Joey … and all hell broke loose — with both of the drivers’ pit crews hopping into the melee.
But, before Denny could get his hands on Logano … one of Joey’s pit crewmember grabbed Denny by the neck and threw him to the ground!!!
Denny was pissed … but the brawl was quickly calmed down by NASCAR officials.
On Monday, the league handed down punishment for the fight … banning Logano’s pit crew member — tire technician Dave Nichols Jr. — for one race for his role in grabbing Hamlin.
As for the rest of the guys involved in the fracas, seems NASCAR has let them all off with a warning.
It’s a pretty big deal for Logano to be down a man next week … there are only two races remaining in this round of the playoffs — and Logano’s fighting HARD for a spot in the next round.