NASCAR Suspends Nationwide Crewman, Team

William Coralline, a crew member in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, was suspended indefinitely from NASCAR on Tuesday for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.

On Sept. 24, Coralline was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR Substance Abuse Policy) of the 2014 NASCAR Rule Book.

Additionally, the No. 74 team that competes in the NASCAR Nationwide Series has been penalized for a rules infraction committed during a Sept. 26 practice at Dover (Del.) Int’l Speedway.

The infraction is a P3 level penalty as outlined in Section 12-4.3 of the rule book and violates sections 12-1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing; and 20A-2.3A:Added car weight. Weight not properly attached. Weight fell out during the event.

As a result of the violation, crew chief Gary Ritter has been fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.

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