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NASCAR showed its disapproval of Saturday night's post-race fight between drivers Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears by fining each driver Tuesday and putting them both on probation.

Mears, who shoved Ambrose against a car in the Richmond International Raceway garage, was fined $15,000 and placed on probation until May 28.

Ambrose, who retaliated by punching Mears in the face hard enough to knock off his hat, was fined $25,000 and also placed on probation for the same amount of time.

SATURDAY: Ambrose punches Mears after Richmond race

NASCAR said the drivers were penalized for actions detrimental to stock car racing and for being involved in an altercation in the garage area after the race.

WATCH: Ambrose, Mears come to blows at Richmond

Mears had a slightly swollen and red left eye when he appeared on Fox Sports 1's RaceHub on Monday. The Germain Racing driver said he had a good conversation with Ambrose following the incident.

GOOD CONVERSATION: Mears says he and Ambrose cleared the air

The drivers were racing for 18th place.

"At the end of the day, none of that should ever happen," Mears said. "But in the heat of the moment, when you get out of your race car, and some stuff just happened that you didn't like, we started going at each other, and before we knew it, it escalated very quickly."

Ambrose has yet to comment on the matter, but Richard Petty Motorsports said in a statement Tuesday evening that Ambrose will not appeal the fine and "accepts the penalties levied by NASCAR after his actions at Richmond International Raceway."

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