Patrick was running in 19th on Lap 120 when she went low to avoid Kasey Kahne, who was one lap down and running in 31st. Kahne then got into her right rear, sending her car into a spin before it hit the wall. Following the wreck, Patrick approached the apron of the racetrack and gestured towards Kahne to communicate her displeasure with him.
NASCAR implemented a rule following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. in 2014 that prohibits any driver or pit crew members from walking towards the race track while the race is underway.
In addition to the five-figure fine, Patrick has been placed on probation for the next four Cup races.