Joe Gibbs Racing suspends two No. 78 crewmembers (Update)

UPDATE The following is a statement from Furniture Row Racing team owner Barney Visser in regards to the No. 78 pit crew.

“Our No. 78 pit crew is hired, trained and managed by Joe Gibbs Racing," said Furniture Row Racing team owner Barney Visser. "They are one of the best pit crews on the circuit and have kept us up front all season. We admire the talent and dedication of our pit crew and support all of the decisions and actions taken by Joe Gibbs Racing."

07/27/17 Joe Gibbs Racing has suspended two crew members from the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team for three races after an altercation at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a JGR team spokesman confirmed.

As part of Furniture Row Racing’s technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing, JGR provides (and employs) crew members to Furniture Row Racing.

Front tire changer Chris Taylor and rear tire changer Lee Cunningham will miss the races at Pocono, Watkins Glen and Michigan. Kip Wolfmeier and John Royer will fill in on the No. 78 pit crew during the three-race suspension.

Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch crashed on Lap 112 of the Brickyard 400 while racing for the lead entering Turn 1, ending the day for both teams. Video from pit road captured an incident between the two crews, one in which Busch’s crew chief Adam Stevens was involved.

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